Category Archives: Embroidery Techniques

Tambour Work

I have been experimenting with tambour hooked chain stitch recently. It has taken me some time to to feel at home with the tambour hook – that really is an understatement to the point of downright fib, as anyone who … Continue reading

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Chain Stitch

I have just added stitch instructions for chain stitch to our How To’s and Stitch Methods. It is a really good basic embroidery stitch and very versatile as it is good for both outlines, where it can be used for lovely smooth … Continue reading

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Design Transfer

Transfering a design onto fabric often seems to cause problems – I spend ages working out the best way to transfer a particular design to a particular fabric – what I really want is one easy technique that works with … Continue reading

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Stitching Ideas

Sometimes two or three ideas for embroidery run up against each other and I just have to try them out, this little piece of embroidery came about that way. I have some melton in my stash, I have had it … Continue reading

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Herringbone Stitch

Last week I was working on instructions for Herringbone stitch for the website. For me Herringbone is one of those basic stitches that I use again and again. It is straight forward and once you get going you can stitch … Continue reading

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Maggie Grey at Craft4Crafters

While I was at Craft4Crafters at Exeter the other week I watched a technique demonstration by Maggie Grey of Workshop on the Web.  It was huge fun – she crumpled a photo printed from a computer, gradually worked olive oil … Continue reading

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Mountmellick Embroidery

I was reminded about Mountmellick Embroidery a few months ago when Susan Reynolds of Tavistock Embroiderers Guild worked a sample using our Matt Cotton threads   Here it is I love that it is in colour – I visited Mountmellick Work briefly when … Continue reading

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Deerfield Embroidery

At the Deerfield Embroidery class with Maureen King yesterday I concentrated on working a sampler of the stitches that are typical of the technique. Here we have New England Laid Stitch Spike Stitch (I would call it buttonhole stitch) Chain Stitch … Continue reading

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Deerfield Embroidery

I attended Maureen King’s class on Deerfield Embroidery at Tavistock Embroiderers’ Guild today. It was brilliant! Maureen is a master needlewoman and a most kind and patient teacher. Deerfield embroidery comes from the USA, it is worked in blue and … Continue reading

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