Hand Embroidery

Hand Embroidery

Embroidery by hand is an ancient art of embellishing items with a just needle and thread.

The Portuguese Stem Stitch is #42 on my journey to do an embroidery sampler with 100+ embroidery stitches. The finished stitch is quite lovely, and is a knotted embroidery stitch....

The Bosnian or Bosnia Stitch is a zig zag stitch that can be used as a row or border stitch, or repeated so you can fill a space. The French...

The double running stitch is a great stitch for working long lines. The stitch is both decorative as well as a functional hand stitch, that is great for hand stitching...

Plant some seed stitches on your next embroidery project! Seed Stitch is considered a 'filler stitch' and is great for filling in areas of hand embroidery and adds great texture...

The Running Stitch is the simplest and quickest of all embroidery stitches and is used for simple lines and outlines. So many stitches use the running stitch as the basis,...

Changing up the stitches is certainly a big element in making your hand embroidery as creative as it can be, but what you choose to stitch with adds yet another...

Working hand embroidery in Chain Stitch provides texture and line to your work! Thread choices, of course, make all the difference in how a finished stitch looks – fine lines...