Hopefully this works

A few people ask how I stitch a) without a frame, and b) relatively quickly so I made a little video of me stitching.

My first attempt at filming was interrupted:
See here

And the real attempt is a little out of focus but I think shows how I stitch:
And here
Thanks for looking at my blog!


  1. Hev said,

    June 11, 2011 at 12:44 am

    You stitch the same way I do without a frame.

  2. Kahlan said,

    June 11, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I’ve never used frame or hoop,I do it the same way you do.

  3. Rachel said,

    June 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Very interesting. I have tried stitching like that before, but I can never get my stitches to lay straight or evenly. I prefer my fabric to be super tight, though I think your way is a lot faster!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Carolynne said,

    June 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Whoa! Great technique of stitching without having to go in from behind. Does that have a name? I feel like a newbie even though I’ve been stitching for years. Would it work with aida fabric?

    • aflyingneedle said,

      June 12, 2011 at 4:20 am

      It works on all fabrics. I stitched Mermaids of the Deep Blue on 16ct aida that way. I have no idea what is called other than the sewing method of stitching, and stitching in hand.

      Everyone develops their own methods of stitching over time, and this is the one that suits me.

  5. cassle said,

    June 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks for the special sneak peak! 🙂 I learn a lot from you. 😀

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