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Summer Stitch School Week 12: Cross Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 12: Cross Stitch

Welcome to the final week of Summer Stitch School!  This week’s stitch isn’t so exotic.  I picked the humble cross stitch.  Not many stitches manage to have a full industry based around it, but the cross stitch has managed this, and it’s probably what you think of when you hear “cross stitch”.  Today’s goal is …

Summer Stitch School Week 11: Feather Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 11: Feather Stitch

We’ve made it to week 11 of The Floss Box summer stitch school. Time flies when you are having fun, and stitching is lots of fun! This week I chose a good, classic stitch: the feather stitch. It’s easy to make and very pretty and versatile. Traditionally, it’s a line stitch, but pretty much all …

Summer Stitch School Week 10: Needle weaving

Summer Stitch School Week 10: Needle weaving

Hi and welcome to another summer stitch school adventure. This week I’ve selected needle weaving.  It’s a little different from the others because it’s more like a technique than a single stitch, but the stitches are just variations on the idea of weaving the needle in and out of bars. Needle weaving is very nice …

Summer Stitch School Week 9: Queen Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 9: Queen Stitch

Welcome to another week of summer stitch school! This week’s stitch is the queen stitch also known as the renaissance stitch. The queen stitch isn’t one of the more common stitches, but there is nothing hard about it, and it has a nice shape that can be used in a variety of ways.  The queen …

Summer Stitch School Week 7: Sheaf Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 7: Sheaf Stitch

This week’s stitch is the sheaf stitch. This is a great, little, two-step stitch that you might enjoy working into your embroidery. It’s sure fun to make, so grab your needles and some thread and give it a try! The stitch It’s not hard at all. First make 3 vertical straight stitches. Next bring up …

Summer Stitch School Week 5: Fly Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 5: Fly Stitch

Another week flew by, so it’s time for another stitch school entry. This week is the fly stitch.  It’s not so uncommon as some of the others, so no doubt many of you are already familiar with it, but it’s one of my favorites, so here it is! This is another stitch formed in two …

Summer Stitch School Week 4: Burden Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 4: Burden Stitch

Stem stitch, chain stitch, french knot; it isn’t often you come upon a stitch that is actually  named after someone.  The burden stitch is a very old stitch, used during the middle ages.  It was re-popularized by Elizabeth Burden, sister to the designer William Morris.  This stitch is useful because it can be used to …

Summer Stitch School Week 3: Raised Chain Band

Summer Stitch School Week 3: Raised Chain Band

Raised chain band is a nice stitch for adding lots of interest and texture to your projects. It is medium in difficulty, but really is quite easy to master. The stitch is made in two steps, so it lends itself quite readily to lots of variations. Step one is to make evenly spaced horizontal stitches …

Summer Stitch School Week 2: Colonial Knot

Summer Stitch School Week 2: Colonial Knot

This week’s stitch is the colonial knot.  I have been stitching for awhile now, but I have never actually tried this stitch.  Time to change that.  This stitch is a medium difficulty stitch.  It just takes a few tries to get the movement down, but then it’s quite fun and not at all hard.  Essentially …