Deanna Hall West

A Stitch in Time: The Bosnia and Barrier Stitches

The Bosnia and barrier stitches are easy to sew, similar in appearance, and share aliases. The barrier stitch is basically the French version of the Bosnia.

A Stitch in Time: 4 More Elegant Embroidery Stitches

PieceWork is thrilled to welcome Deanna Hall West back to our A Stitch in Time blog post series. Here are her latest four elegant embroidery stitches.

A Stitch in Time: The Roumanian Stitch

Researching the Roumanian stitch was very interesting but also confusing: This stitch has a number of aliases.

A Stitch in Time: Smyrna Cross-Stitch

The Smyrna cross-stitch is another member of the large cross-stitch family and is a simple, dense, square, textured stitch worked over an even number of threads, usually four but two, six, or eight threads are not uncommon.

A Stitch in Time: Rosette-Chain Stitch

The rosette-chain stitch (Figures 1 and 2) belongs to the large chain stitch family because the working thread is looped on the surface of the background fabric and held in place by another stitch.

A Stitch in Time: The Chevron Stitch

The chevron shape was used extensively in heraldic flags, banners, and woven tapestries. Thread a needle and try embroidering chevron stitch.

A Stitch in Time: The Queen Stitch

The complex, counted-thread queen stitch (American) is also known as the rococo (English) and renaissance stitches.

A Stitch in Time: The Crown Stitch

The crown stitch is basically a fly stitch with the additional two straight stitches that further anchor the top-loop leg.

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