freestyle embroidery

Herringbone

Herringbone stitch is like the wool dress coat of embroidery stitches.  If you live in a warm climate, you might not understand that analogy, but think of pictures you’ve seen of people in a cold winter.  This stitch takes a lot of space and grabs attention in an embroidery piece.  There are many different variations, …

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Feather Stitch

Feather stitch is probably my favourite stitch to do.  It is just fun.  It is the sundress of embroidery stitches.  It can be casual for the beach or the park or it could dress up for church or a wedding.  It is versatile and doesn’t take a lot of effort.

Satin Stitch

In the world of embroidery stitches, satin stitch is a professional suit.  It looks nice, but it’s all business.  Satin stitch is basically straight stitches, lined up properly and staying in their places to cover the shape with no frills or ruffles.  It is not glamorous like the French knot or bullion stitch and not …

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