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And So To Embroider 2b

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And So to Sew 2b cover

Leaflet 2b in the Needlework Development Scheme’s series “And So To Embroider” features four inspirational projects. It includes:

  • Fabric, thread choices and stitch designs for
    • a pyjama case
    • a comb case
    • needlepoint stool top and
    • a work bag
  • Illustrated diagrams for working:
    • Cross stitch
    • Long legged cross stitch
    • Tent Stitch and
    • Herringbone Stitch – close herringbone, two styles of threaded herringbone, and interlaced herringbone stitches.
  • How to make twisted cord

 Download “And So To Embroider” leaflet 2b

Modern Tutorials

If you’re not comfortable learning new stitches from vintage diagrams, here are some modern embroider tutorials you can try.

Cross Stitch

Cross stitch photo tutorial from Sarah’s Hand Embroidery

Long Legged (Long Armed) Cross Stitch by DK Books

Tent Stitch by Needlepoint.com

Herringbone Stitch by Mary Corbet

Close(d) Herringbone

Closed herringbone photo tutorial on Pintangle

Threaded Herringbone by Amy McClellan

Interlaced Herringbone

The style of interlaced herringbone in this leaflet is different to any that I have come across before. As the version on the leaflet is quite easy to follow, here is a tutorial showing interlaced herringbone worked on double herringbone stitch by Mary Corbet

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