repeating the stitch to create a row of squares

The Square Chain Stitch

According to my handy-dandy stitch dictionary, this is also called the “open chain stitch” or “Roman chain stitch”. This is … More

blanket stitch continued around edge

Blanket Stitched Edging

This is a really nice looking edge finish. It’s decorative and fully sealed. It shows up all throughout the ages … More

decorative knots spaced in an edge stitch

Making Decorative Knots

This is a very basic embroidery technique that will serve you well. It’s sometimes called a french knot or a … More

Finished eyelets, front side shown.

Hand-worked Eyelets

Hand working an eyelet with a buttonhole stitch is surprisingly fast and easy. ┬áHand-worked eyelets are strong, easily sizable, don’t … More