i frequently receive questions about my use of backing fabric and also about stabilizers. so if you're wondering what in the world i'm talking about (you're not alone!) and maybe this will help.
are you looking for a little something sweet and simple to stitch? then i have just the thing for you!
this pattern is perfect for practicing your lazy daisy stitch. but if you don't want to use lazy daisy, a straight stitch works just fine too!
our january 2018 cozyblue stitch club pattern is all about bravery, honest intentions, fresh starts, and being our best selves.
when i designed this, my plan was to use 2-color fly stitch for the loopy-bumpy rings. i started with 2 working threads, using the red as the anchor stitch, but quickly realized that there was way too much tangling happening
you can stitch up this JOYful little hoop using only 2 very basic stitches: whipped back stitch and straight stitch.
have i converted you into a fly stitch lover yet?
fly stitch is super versatile, and can be used in so many ways!
this sweet owl is my newest pattern, and our september stitch club project!i've started stitching a little, and here's what i've got so far:
if you're just not that into satin stitch, you are not alone. and you're in luck! because there are so many other great stitches that you can use to fill your embroidery designs.
for these blocks of color, i'm using (padded) satin stitch, and all 6 strands.
but instead of threading 6 strands through the needle, i threaded 3, and then doubled the floss down and knotted the end.
i used padded satin stitch for these stars on Galaxy Girl's bodice, and i wanted to share a quickie tutorial for it.
have you noticed that i use two layers of fabric when i'm stitching?
i have gotten a lot of questions over on IG about that over the years, so i thought i'd explain it again here, in case you are wondering too.
today i wanted to share my favorite way quick and easy way to finish and frame an embroidered hoop.