Stem Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Stem Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Stem Stitch: Hand Embroidery Stem stitch is a useful embroidery stitch to know if you need to embroider lines as part of your design. Obviously it’s great for stems, but it can be used in other ways to! It offers an alternative to back stitch and running stitch, and is a slimmer option than chain […]

How to Sew a Pouch With a Zip

How to Sew a Pouch With a Zip

How to Sew a Pouch With a Zip For this tutorial showing how to sew a pouch with a zip, I wanted to combine 2 things. The first thing was that I wanted to make something pretty out of the daisies that I’ve been embroidering. The second thing was that I wanted to try out […]

Klein Bottle Hat Crochet Pattern

Klein Bottle Hat Crochet Pattern

Klein Bottle Hat Crochet Pattern My second boy Aidan, who’s 9, loves maths. He’s not just good at it, he actually loves it like a mathematician. A couple of months ago on television he saw Matt Parker giving a talk at the Royal Institution about things in the fourth dimension. One of the things that […]

Woven Wheel Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Woven Wheel Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Woven Wheel Stitch One of the lovely things about embroidering by hand is that you can get all sorts of different textures that you just can’t if you use the sewing machine. Woven wheel stitch is a raised stitch and it adds a little bit of a 3D effect to your embroidery. Kind of like […]

How to Print Onto Fabric With and Without Freezer Paper

How to Print Onto Fabric With and Without Freezer Paper

How to Print Onto Fabric With and Without Freezer Paper I’m on a bit of an embroidery thing at the moment, and one of the things that I’ve wanted to find out is how to print onto fabric. There are several ways of transferring embroidery designs onto fabric, including using dressmaking carbon paper or transferring the […]