Category Archives: whitework

Peahole hemstitch

The peahole hemstitch (from Schwalm embroidery) is used in To the Acorn as the cutwork band in lesson 5. This blog entry was originally planned as a complete set of instructions on how to do this stitch. Here’s the story of how the best laid plans sometimes go awry. I started out taking pictures of…

Happy Dance: Traditional Elegance

It’s amazing what you can accomplish while listening to an evening conference call with colleagues in Japan! I was home, listening on the phone speaker, unmuting the microphone only when I needed to discuss something, and happily stitching away! That’s the way to work! I found I actually could concentrate more on what was going…

Acorns and an ornament

Hooray! I finally finished reweaving the nut portion of the acorns. The frogging went a little easier tonight, since I just cut out the old parts. After talking with my MIL, I discovered that I didn’t need to worry about running out of thread. MIL and I both started this piece in a class together,…

Frogs waiting in a UFO

Don’t you hate it when you pull something out of the UFO pile, start to work on it, and then find out that one of the reasons it was a UFO in the first place was because it had a major screw-up in it? One that can’t be fudged? Yup. I was there, last night….