LOVE this--by Holly, a doctor (as in , medical) in England doing an art degree on the side and blogging about it
Every Embroidery Stitch You'll Ever Need: Square Boss Stitch
LuAnn Kessi: Quilting Sketch Book.....FUN
Threaded Pathways #4, designed by Suzanne Howie, from a series of four panels. Contemporary Sashiko wall hanging that draws on an Indigenous theme. indigoniche.com:
Coral Stitch - Hand Embroidery Network
Hand stitching on black cotton by Jennifer Coyne Qudeen: Waiting
Ilze Aviks Samplers 2009 - Assemblage of class samplers, pigment and thread on fabric; hand-stitching Photo: Ilze Aviks:
The first stitch is a single herringbone and then filled in the curve with closed herringbone making bigger stitches on the outside curve. I suggest you draw the shape/curve you want onto the fabric. It is quick and easy to do and can be used 'as is' or add extra stitches and beads for a CQ block.