Sew Much Fun Embroidery Workshop

I’m excited to announce a fall embroidery workshop hosted by the Southeast Steuben County Library.

During the class, participants will learn the basics of embroidery and some of my favorite stitching tips and tricks while embroidering this Sew Much Fun pattern. Beginners and advanced participants will practice six essential stitches: backstitch, running stitch, outline stitch, satin stitch, basket weave stitch, and French knots.

Sew Much Fun sampler

There’s still time to RSVP if you’re in the area!


S is for stitching

My work was recently featured in the new &Stitches blog header. For the piece, I decided to combine a number of different stitches in vibrant colors, and completely cover the fabric in embroidery. I was inspired, in part, by the sweater letters made by MaricorMaricar. This piece reverses their trend of stitching a letter made of patterns by surrounding a simple, satin-stitch letter with patterns. Here are some progress shots:

And here is the finished piece:

The letter S

Outline Stitch Tutorial

If you’re new to embroidery and want to know how get started, I recommend reading the Embroidery Basics tutorial first.

The outline stitch, as you might guess, is most often used for outlines. It’s a great stitch to use on curves. This stitch is very similar to the stem stitch, but the key difference is in the placement of the thread. More on that later.

Here’s a quick look at the steps. I’ll break each of these down below.

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