As soon as I spotted this yarn, I knew I wanted to make something special with it. I love the earthy yellow, with the subtle greens and browns woven in. I kept it around for quite a while before I finally figured what I wanted to make with it. I came across the Honeycomb Stitch and I knew I had found it! I wanted to make an open, airy top using the honeycomb stitch. It’s an open stitch, almost like mesh. But unlike mesh, the stitch comes out very sturdy. This pattern is available as an…

Honeycomb Crochet Top

As soon as I spotted this yarn, I knew I wanted to make something special with it. I love the earthy yellow, with the subtle greens and browns woven in. I kept it around for quite a while before I finally figured what I wanted to make with it. I came across the Honeycomb Stitch and I knew I had found it! I wanted to make an open, airy top using the honeycomb stitch. It’s an open stitch, almost like mesh. But unlike mesh, the stitch comes out very sturdy. This pattern is available as an…

how to KNIT INTO THE STITCH BELOW (foundation for brioche stitch and many other patterns)

how to KNIT INTO THE STITCH BELOW (foundation for brioche stitch and many other patterns)

Bobble, popcorn, & puff stitches ::  Bobbles (top) are partially finished DC with the final loop drawn through all.  Popcorns (middle) are finished DC stitches where the hook is removed, then re-inserted with a loop to draw all the stitches up.  Puffs (bottom) are a number of tall loops drawn up, then closed with one stitch.   See Red Heart link for full instructions.  #crochet

Bobble, popcorn, & puff stitches :: Bobbles (top) are partially finished DC with the final loop drawn through all. Popcorns (middle) are finished DC stitches where the hook is removed, then re-inserted with a loop to draw all the stitches up. Puffs (bottom) are a number of tall loops drawn up, then closed with one stitch. See Red Heart link for full instructions. #crochet

Admiring the embroidered fabric book created by Bangalore-based stitcher, Maya Matthew. Her blog, Million Little Stitches, is described as a ‘creative outpourings of the stitch obsessed’. She shows…

Admiring the embroidered fabric book created by Bangalore-based stitcher, Maya Matthew. Her blog, Million Little Stitches, is described as a ‘creative outpourings of the stitch obsessed’. She shows…

Here’s how to sew a seam opening closed so that the stitches are nearly invisible! Use this technique on pillows, toys, bag linings, or anything else you need to close a seam with hand stitches.

Here’s how to sew a seam opening closed so that the stitches are nearly invisible! Use this technique on pillows, toys, bag linings, or anything else you need to close a seam with hand stitches.

Detail of stunning indigo stitched and bound resist piece shown by Joss Graham at the London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair. Joss said it was made in Indonesia using the tritik technique – aka nui shibori stitch resist. The stitch resist border surrounded an area of white dots on blue created by binding, with a white central elliptical area, presumably created by capping (some of the threads from the stitching were still present). Flextiles

Detail of stunning indigo stitched and bound resist piece shown by Joss Graham at the London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair. Joss said it was made in Indonesia using the tritik technique – aka nui shibori stitch resist. The stitch resist border surrounded an area of white dots on blue created by binding, with a white central elliptical area, presumably created by capping (some of the threads from the stitching were still present). Flextiles

Knitting pattern for Dragon Baby Blanket - #ad Easy quick pattern for a blanket that got its name because the stitch resembles scales. Looks great in multi-color yarn!

Dragon Baby Blanket, Easy level knitting pattern

Knitting pattern for Dragon Baby Blanket - #ad Easy quick pattern for a blanket that got its name because the stitch resembles scales. Looks great in multi-color yarn!

Stitch Fix Shoes - Now you can have your own personal stylist. Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a "Fix" of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Simply buy what you like and return the rest.

Stitch Fix Shoes - Now you can have your own personal stylist. Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a "Fix" of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Simply buy what you like and return the rest.

Have you ever taken a look at your sewing machine and the stitches available to be used and wondered what on Earth all those stitches do? Me too. Machines vary in which stitches they offer.

Understanding Sewing Machine Stitches

Have you ever taken a look at your sewing machine and the stitches available to be used and wondered what on Earth all those stitches do? Me too. Machines vary in which stitches they offer.

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