Rope stitch is probably the most rich looking embroidery stitch of this family. It follows a series of closed up twisted chain stitches to form an embossed rope look.   You need to know the twisted chain stitch to be able to do the rope stitch.

Rope stitch is probably the most rich looking embroidery stitch of this family. It follows a series of closed up twisted chain stitches to form an embossed rope look. You need to know the twisted chain stitch to be able to do the rope stitch.

We’ve been talking up our first collaboration with fiber artist Sue Spargo since Spring Quilt Market. Now the time to celebrate is finally here! Come see Sue’s jaw-dropping, hand-sewn works in the new Stitches to Savor: 2016 Wall-Art Calendar—and get your copy before they’re gone.

A nice little visual tutorial for french knots, which continue to be the bane of my embroidering existence :/

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