Yesterday, we looked at one method of working daisy stitch in two colors, with petals in one color and anchor stitches at the tip of the petals in a different color. Today, let's look at a different method of achieving the same result - and a much easier method, to boot! To ensure that this a
Dreaming of Granny Square Wall Hanging pattern by Erin Black
Make your own modern Granny Square Wall Hanging with this crochet pattern. This pattern includes complete instructions for how to make and assemble the wall hanging and crochet patterns for the granny square and tassels. These written instructions also include photos and charts for pattern clarification making it an easy to follow how-to.
As promised in yesterday's article on chicken scratch (which garnered a lot of discussion!), here's the second gingham lace or chicken scratch pattern for a little corner design. This is what the pattern looks like when worked out: The pattern has obvious repeats (the floral diamond mo
Today, let's delve into the world of counted cross stitch, with a bit of a twist! I've been recently fiddling with some folky holiday-related designs for counted work. As is pretty much always the case when I start messing with pattern development, what was originally three designs morphed into
Hand Embroidery: Lettering & Text 9: Combo Herringbone and Split Stitch
One thing I've found as I've progressed on this hand embroidered lettering sampler is that, while there are lots and lots of hand embroidery stitches out there, not all of them are wholly suited to lettering. Since lettering demands clarity (after all, you want your reader to be able to read it!), i