Stitches a la Carte – Book Review

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Lynda Richardson, Dream House Ventures, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-692-26349-3 This book is such a delightful resource for every stitcher. If you are a beginner, you’ll get lots of stitch patterns that only need Tent Stitch. If you are a more experienced stitcher, you’ll find plenty of great ideas to bring life to many projects. There are [...]

Learn 25 Byzantine Stitches in this Cyberclass

This class begins Friday, don’t miss out on this wonderful class that explores a great stitch. Register using the button below. Although their zig-zag pattern is a strong one, Byzantine Stitches, and their close variation Jacquard, are very useful and delightful stitches. They are also the next class in my popular 25 Stitches Cyberclass series, [...]

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Canvas Embroidery, vo. 1 – book review

Originally posted 2002-08-18 09:04:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterJane Zimmerman, self-published, 2005, ISBN:0-9646219-3-2. Jane Zimmerman is a teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge of all types of needlework. She has decided to create a comprehensive collection of stitch variations and patterns. It will be a collection of three books, of which this is the first. It [...]

LAS Mini-sock – Cashmere Variations

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Originally posted 2011-06-21 07:22:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter There are so many possible variations of Cashmere Stitch, it was hard to limit it to just five. This mini-sock takes its color scheme from the multi-colored Watercolours in block 4. This shade is called Raspberry Sherbet (I don’t see it, but I love the color). [...]

Two Ways to Turn Diagonal Stitches

Originally posted 2008-06-20 07:11:44. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou probably know how to turn diagonal stitches by reversing the direction of the slant. These reversed stitches are used often in stitches like Scotch or Gobelin. Reversing the slant of stitches is great when stitching clothing, hands, pretty much anything which has right and left sides. [...]