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French Knot Embroidery

French Knot Embroidery

      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 ...

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Satin Stitch Embroidery

Satin Stitch Embroidery

  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 ...

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Chain Stitch Embroidery

Chain Stitch Embroidery

  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.  ...

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Backstitch Embroidery

Backstitch Embroidery

  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 ...

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Sign for my Tia

Sign for my Tia

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 ...

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Gorgeous details

Gorgeous details

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

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Patterns: Lydia the Tattooed Lady

Patterns: Lydia the Tattooed Lady

  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.  

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French Knots + Pillows = Awesome

French Knots + Pillows = Awesome

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 ...

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Valentines Pillows by Arlene Ferrino

Valentines Pillows by Arlene Ferrino

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 ...

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