In Stitches • Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn provide an inspirational guide to hand embroidery stitching, using traditional and contemporary stitch techniques along the way.



In Stitches • DVD & Digital Download - both with and Streaming Access!

More than 4 hours of hand stitch instruction from two of Britain’s finest embroiderers! Jan and Jean provide detailed instruction with stunning visual close-ups on how to use both traditional and contemporary hand stitches to achieve wonderful textures, backgrounds, patterns and much more.

Stitches may be used individually or built up, and in combination to create line, structure, texture, movement, blending, joining, and connecting.  When combined with painted backgrounds and beaded embellishments, stitches can be used to create a visual feast of texture and color. 

A wonderful workshop for lovers of stitch and textile art; excellent for beginners and seasoned stitch artists alike.   
Featuring the talented embroidery duo Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn.

4+ Hours of Step-by-Step Instruction

Here’s What’s Included:

  • Selecting Fabrics
  • Choosing Frames
  • Needles & Tools Explained
  • Threads
  • Developing a Tonal Color Palette
  • Starting & Finishing
  • Linking & Joining
  • Couching Explained
  • Bokhara Couching
  • Romanian Couching
  • Twisted Chain
  • Lazy Daisy
  • Detached Chain
  • Fly Stitch
  • Ladder Chain Stitches
  • Rained Chain Band
  • Lock Stitch
  • Sorbello Stitch
  • Knotted Cable Chain
  • Stitches as Marks
  • Running & Seeding Stitches
  • Straight Stitches
  • Integrating Color
  • Beads & Additions
  • Finishing – Stretching & Framing Options
  • Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn • About the Authors

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    Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are internationally acclaimed textiles artists, authors and educators. For more than forty years the duo know as “Double Trouble Enterprises” has been challenging traditional notions of embroidery and stitch by working with soluble fabrics, mixed media, bonding, printing, embellishing and collage and extensive use of color development and journaling to great success. Founding members of the 62 Group of Textile Artists, featured instructors at Callaway Gardens School of Needle ArtsCity & Guilds (London), Fellows of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (UK)  and Presidents emeritus of the Embroiderers’ Guild (UK), Jan and Jean continue their work in inspiring stitch artists of all ages with print books, digital books, and a wide range of DVDs and streaming workshops.

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    Visit their Double Trouble Enterprises Website