Tuesday Tutorial: Stitch School with Primrose Designs & a Contest


I love embroidery. It’s been my new favorite craft for about a year now. I find that it’s really easy to carry around and pick up while I’m waiting at the dentist’s office or while I’m babysitting sleeping nieces and nephews. I thought I would share some embroidery tips with you from a real pro for this week’s Tutorial Tuesday.

One of the things I like about embroidery is learning a new stitch…I think I have all of 3 or 4 in my bag of embroidery tricks now. That’s all gonna change now that I have re-discovered the Stitch School tutorials by Janet of Primrose Designs. Covering the basics of embroidery to more obscure stitches, Janet shares her clear & concise directions and fabulous pictures, which make even the more complicated stuff seem easy-peasy.

Janet also sells a wonderful collection of both vintage items and new items crafted from vintage materials at Primrose Designs. You’ll find everything from pillows, aprons, tea towels, baby gifts, tissue cozies, sachets and even vintage linens and trims for your own projects.

I chose to feature the Lazy Daisy stitch from Janet’s Stitch School. It’s a stitch I’ve been wanting to learn.

1. Start by bringing your threaded needle to the front. Then take the needle to the back as close as possible to where the thread emerges. Bring the needle to the front at the tip of the stitch.

2. Loop the thread in a counter-clockwise direction under the tip of the needle.

3. Read more here…

Remember, don’t forget to join the Tutorial Tuesday flickr group and add your Tutorial Tuesday project images to the pool for a chance to win a copy of Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Lacy Crochet published by Chronicle Books. One winner will be chosen from the pool at the contest end on March 12th. Read about how to add an image to the flickr group here.



  1. I love the design!!! So pretty! I think I might just have to put that similar design on an apron that I am making for a stuffed bunny…very clear instructions, too! Thanks so much!

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