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Fall Stitch School: Jacobean Couching

Fall Stitch School: Jacobean Couching

This stitch is called by everyone Jacobean Couching, but everyone also seems to have another name for it, like Laid Filling or Trellis Stitch. This stitch is one of the classic crewel embroidery stitches. It creates a nice patterned filling stitch and is often used in stitching larger areas. There are three steps to this …

Embroidery Exercise

Embroidery Exercise

Hi, all. I found a little embroidery exercise in an embroidery book I picked up at a flea market. I thought it was worth sharing, and maybe some of you might like to try it. First though, I have to say that to allow yourself to do this, you have to turn off your inner …

Fall Stitch School: Long and Short Stitch

Fall Stitch School: Long and Short Stitch

Welcome to another week of Fall Stitch School. This week, we’re studying long and short stitch. This stitch is troublesome for many embroiderers, but I’m hopefully going to show you that it is not any harder than any other stitch and it can be quite fun to fill an area in. Long and short is …

Fall Stitch School: Crewel Embroidery

Fall Stitch School: Crewel Embroidery

It’s finally here! For this season’s stitch school I am trying something a little different, which will be to focus on a type of stitching instead of just a bunch of more or less random stitches. This is still all about the stitches, of course, but I will pick stitches traditionally used for crewel embroidery. …