Embroidering My Cat’s Portrait // Becky Stern

Embroidering My Cat’s Portrait // Becky Stern

Welcome back. This week I’m making embroidered patches to memorialize my late cat Beatrice. You could use this technique to create an embroidered patch from any image, really. I’m just going to walk you through the things that I did, but there’s a bunch of different tools you could use instead for each step, basically. […]

Beginners Embroidery – Part 4 | Transfer an Embroidery Pattern |  HandiWorks #62

Beginners Embroidery – Part 4 | Transfer an Embroidery Pattern | HandiWorks #62

Option 1: Transferring with carbon paper Option 2: Transferring patterns with heat Place the pattern image, hot iron pencil or pen SIDE DOWN onto your fabric. Leave iron placed on the transfer. Peek under a corner to see if the transfer is done. Another option, and my preferred method of transferring an embroidery pattern, is […]

Circle Zig Zag Stitch – Doing the Stitch and Counting Stitches

For the circle zigzag, we use a square stitch to change the direction of our circle stitches. So, before trying this, you should’ve already done a square lanyard and a circle lanyard. Start by doing the starting square stitch and then do eight circle stitches. Now that I’ve done eight circle stitches, I’m going to […]

Knitting Help – Correctly-Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches

Knitting Help – Correctly-Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches

Just yesterday on Facebook someone asked me, Staci, how can I tell if a stitch is twisted on the needle. And I thought, wow – I don’t have a video out on that yet! And I knew we were shooting today, so what a perfect opportunity to show you the difference between correctly-mounted and twisted […]