Stitch Fun is a series of articles featuring step-by-step photo tutorials that explore various hand embroidery stitches and the fun things you can do with them.
To make all the articles in the Stitch Play series easily accessible, I’ll be listing them in this index, which you will find under “Tips & Techniques” in the main menu here on Needle ‘n Thread.
Stitch Fun Articles
Here are the articles in the series so far:
Beaded Drizzle Stitch
Bullion Stem Stitch
Buttonholed Bullion Buttonhole Wheels
Shisha with Beetle Wings
Shisha Stitch – Traditional Buttonhole / Chain Combination
Shisha Embroidery Stitch Variation 1
Shisha Embroidery Stitch Variation 2
Shisha Embroidery Stitch Variation 3 – Very Simple!
Collection of 16 Tutorials for Embroidering Leaves
Rose Leaf Stitch
How to Embroider a Bud with Rose Leaf Stitch
Tiny Buttonhole Stitch Leaves
Cretan Stitch Leaves
Fly Stitch Leaves
Knotted Chain Stitch
Turk’s Head Knot Stitch
Lattice Sampler – Finished (close-ups)
Oyster Stitch Buds
Buttonhole Chain Stitch Waves
Lattice Sampler – Almost Finished!
Lattice Sampler Update – Lots of Color, More Stitches
Scalloped Buttonholed Chain Stitch
Whipped Chain Stitch Rows
Palestrina Stitch as a Decorative Edging
How to Lace Lattice Stitches
Wee Shamrocks – Lattice Stitches for Whitework Fillings
Random Sampler Fillings
Battlement Couching Tutorial
Stitch Fun Lattice Sampler Update
Playing with Braids & Chains
Jacobean Jumble: A Stitch Fun Sampler Pattern
More Lattice Fillings!
Lacing & Whipping Embroidery Stitches
Doodling with Lattice Filling Stitches
Griffin Stitch- a Lattice Filling
Embroider Christmas Greenery, Free-Style (part 1)
Embroider Christmas Greenery: Evergreen Sprigs! (part 2)
Christmas Greenery – Stitching Round Plump Berries! (part 3)
How to Embroider Perfect Stars (or Snowflakes)
More Stars and Variations
Interlaced Chain Stitch Band
Cast-On Stitch Rose
Simple Cast-On Stitch Layered Flower
Petals & Spokes & How to Space Them
Shisha, No Mirrors
Mirror Your Stitches
Diagonally Striped Raised Band
Daisy Stitch in Two Colors – Method One
Daisy Stitch in Two Colors – Method Two
The Bullion Knot Flower Petal
Whipping Two Rows of Chain Stitch
Chain Stitch Spider Daisy
Combining Chain and Buttonhole Stitch
Beaded Palestrina Stitch
Raised Spider Daisy
Raised Stem Stitch
Inside-Out Buttonhole Wheel Flowers
In addition to these Stitch Fun articles, you can also find Stitch Printables available in the Needle ‘n Thread Shop. The printables cover more intricate aspects of certain stitches and stitch types. Topics that are not normally found in stitch dictionaries – like taking corners neatly, or working curves, varying tension and stitch size with different types of threads – are covered in the Printables. Each Stitch Play Printable is packed with step-by-step photos and diagrams, and hints and tips that will help make these more intricate stitches easy to master. The Printables are delivered in PDF format via a download link in your e-mail, so you can get started with them the same day you purchase them.
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