Bring the needle to the front of the fabric and wrap the thread around the needle three or four times. Bring the needle down through the fabric next to where it came out, holding the thread tight in your fingers. Pull the needle through the knot to the back of the fabric.
Begin as you would for a running stitch, by making a single stitch. Bring your needle back up through the fabric directly next to where you began the first stitch. Make a parallel stitch to the first as close to the first stitch as possible. Repeat to create a solid field.
Bring the needle up from the back of the fabric and pull the thread through. Put the needle back through the fabric a scant 1/16-inch from where you began, but do not pull the thread all the way through. Leave a short, loose loop. Bring the needle back up about 1/4-inch away, and pull [...]
Bring the needle and thread from the back to the front of the fabric. Put the needle down through the fabric about 1/8-inch away from where you started (For right-handers, it may feel more natural to move to the left; left-handers may prefer the right). Bring the needle up approximately 1/8-inch away from where [...]
Corinne of September House has designed a special embroidery pattern for boys as part of our celebration! Isn't this adorable? I love the details on the vest and the cricket. It's called "Real Live Boy." She's even making it available as a FREE PDF pattern download! Here's Corinne: "I decided [...]
Last week at home I did next to nothing (exactly what I'd planned). I love the sleepy feeling of lazing around in the air conditioning, taking walks in the heat, taking long showers, eating cold things. One of the very few things I did was make this little sign for my Tia, who wasn't feeling [...]
Stitched by Wendymoon Designs Isn’t this gorgeous? I adore all the tiny details in this Fat Quarterly pattern stitched by Wendymoon. Beautiful! View full post on feeling stitchy
Lydia the Tattooed Lady beautifully stitched by katiekutthroat I love katiekutthroat's use of colour for Lydia the Tattooed Lady, which is part of Sew Lovely's Circus Palooza pattern sheet.
Quilted pillows have become extremely popular items over on Flickr. Sewists seem to love the more manageable nature of pillow projects versus full-sized quilts — you can design and make a pillow in a single sitting, trying new techniques and fabric combinations along the way. It's (nearly) instant gratification! This trend is no doubt fueled [...]
The HEN blog is back! This month we are kicking off the blog with a Valentines Showcase of work from our HEN members and today's featured member is Arlene Ferrino! Arlene tells me she has been embroidering non stop for the last three years and has been working on a series of Marriage Bible scripture [...]