School is in session and this month we're focusing on split stitch, a basic you'll find yourself using over and over again. This traditional stitch was used historically for elaborate embroidered garments such as clerical robes and is one of the main stitches used to make the Bayeux Tapestry. Worked in a similar way to back stitch, it is very easy to do and can be used as both an outlining and a filling stitch. Once confident, you can make these beautiful baby bibs, complete with cute embroidered motifs. Don't save them for best though! Use cotton fabrics and these bibs can be laundered regularly and used every day. Choose between an adorable kitten and a juggling rabbit, or make both!