Category Archives: samplers

Tudor Purse progress

As of this past weekend, my Tudor Purse was in the same state as when I last posted about it in October. Since then, I’ve finished the open (or spaced) Ceylon stitch and added tendrils in Ceylon stitch. I debated a bit about further adorning the open Ceylon with some wrapping or other decorative stitch,…

Happy Dance: stitching on Blueberry Pocket

Hooray! The stitching is done on Blueberry Pocket by Periwinkle Promises. (Thank you, Katrina, for keeping me honest on the designer! I keep mistakenly attributing the wrong one!) I mentioned in the last post that I was changing the sentiment on the pocket to “My Stitching Gadgets”, but I charted out both this and “My…

Stitch Study 3: Detached Buttonhole with Return

Disclaimer: This stitch study builds on the previous lessons of detached buttonhole (DBH) and filling shapes with DBH. To minimize any confusion over steps skipped in this tutorial, please review the previous stitch studies. In basic DBH, if you’ll recall, we always brought the thread to the back at the right side of each row…

Stitch Study 2: Shapes in Detached Buttonhole

Basic detached buttonhole (abbreviated DBH here) is pretty, but most designs don’t just use a block of it by itself. Most pieces that use DBH use it to fill specific shapes, such as a flower petal or a leaf. Today’s stitch study investigates how to approach such shapes. In the example, I’m using size 8…

Stitch Study 1: Detached Buttonhole

Welcome to the first official entry in my “Stitch Study” series of posts. As I mentioned in a post last weekend, the first unofficial stitch study was the post on spiral trellis stitch. This post features basic detached buttonhole stitch. If you’re familiar with buttonhole stitch (or to be accurate, closed blanket stitch), it is…

Surely knot!

Sorry for the cheesy title on this post, but I couldn’t resist. I’ve just finished the bundle of knots below the butterfly on Examplar IV. You can see the very bottom of the butterfly at the top of the picture. The gap between these is for personalization. I haven’t figured out what I’m putting there…