The Algerian eye and eyelet stitches have a long European history, appearing on some of the earliest samplers and clothing.
Learn how versatile the running stitch can be, a stitch that dates back to the beginning of sewing itself.
The two-sided Italian cross-stitch is a square, densely textured stitch and is another member of the large cross-stitch family.
The buttonhole stitch was historically used to strengthen the cut edges of buttonholes but developed into a decorative surface-embroidery stitch with numerous variations.
The Palestrina knot stitch is a highly textured, beadlike stitch belonging to the family of knotted stitches.
There is confusion in the embroidery literature between these two similarly named stitches. Deanna helps explain the differences.
Almost 200 different products were manufactured by the woodworkers in Mauchline, Scotland, including collectible sewing accessories.