Embroidery Sew Along: Block #6

Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts…

CLICK HERE to download our free embroidery sheet that you can transfer to the fabric of your choice.


This week, we chose to represent The Stem Block with the chain stitch.  We thought the stitch was perfect for both the petals as well as the stem and highlighted the subtle variegation of the Weeks Floss.

We stitched our stem as a series of continuous chain stitches using four strands of floss.  After we stitched our stems, we went back and stitched a lazy daisy stitch for each petal using four strands of floss. 

Next week, Sophie is off from school on Monday and we plan to watch a movie and sew the remainder of the grid for our sampler and look for ideas for the sawtooth border. 

We have such fun stitching together!

Sophie is enjoying working on her sampler as much as I am enjoying working on mine!

…it takes a bit of practice to get all those little loops even!

We are halfway done friends!

Here is a good video for this stitch:

Chain Stitch Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP3q3H5bnf8

Guide of Stitches So Far:

Week 1: Back Stitch with 3 strands and French Knots

Sashing: Stem Stitch with 3 strands

Week 2: Granitos with 3 strands

Week 3: Herringbone Stitch with either 6 or 4 strands [see above]

Week 4: Lazy Daisy Stitch and French Knots with 3 strands

Week 5: Colonial Knot [or French Knot] with 4 strands

Week 6: Chain Stitch with Lazy Daisy with 4 strands


Granitos Stitch: Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=128&v=Cysb2KK29dA&feature=youtu.be

Back Stitch… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ_wVC84UmM&feature=emb_title

Stem Stitch… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TebgWq9AqyY&feature=emb_logo

French Knots… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Cq24d5-8s&feature=emb_logo

Herringbone Stitchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JyFBXtsO34&t=4s

Lazy Daisy (petal formation)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmYvBZhUkrI

Lazy Daisy (for connecting the petals)… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pYtAKpRlTM&t=8s

Each week we will share what stitches we have chosen and show you our progress and Sophie’s too!

Stitching samples and photos by Susan Vaughan.

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