freestyle embroidery

green herringbone embroidery


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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chain stitch leaves in freestyle embroidery.

Chain Stitch leaf

Chain stitch is very versatile.  It can be used as a filler or for lines, and in the freestyle embroidery project, I used it to make some long, skinny leaves.

blue feather stitch embroidery.

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.

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