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Hand Embroidery: Complete Beginners Guide Part 3- Learn Basic Stitches with Illustrations Part 2
This is the part three of the series of Hand Embroidery. I have already written down part one and part two of this series. So, if you are a novice of Hand Embroidery please read the first and second hub and then you can continue with this hub.
Not like the hub before I have attached better quality photos in this hub. I hope you will find a lot easier to learn with this hub. You will learn how to stitch herringbone stitch, French knot and Lazy daisy stitch with this lesson.
Other Parts of this Series; Hand Embroidery
- Hand Embroidery: Complete Beginners Guide Part 1- Ba...
Embroidery is an art, which beautify fabrics for better looking, valuable things such as Dresses, Hand Bags, and Wall Hangers etc. As like as other art and crafts this art is also require creativity, time and...
- Hand Embroidery: Complete Beginners Guide Part 2- Le...
I have written part one of this series before. If you are new to this series and want to learn from the beginning please read the first part first and then come back and read this hub. As I told you before in...
You need parallel lines to try this stitch first. When stitching this stitch assist the picture at the right side. First take upward the thread through Position A. Then insert the needle on the upper line through position B. Now take a small stitch to the left (C) and insert the needle through position D on the lower line. Take a small stitch to the left (E). Repeat the process till you get the desired length. Make sure that stitches are equal size and evenly spaced.
Other possible names for this stitch are plaited stitch, catch stitch, Persian stitch, Russian cross stitch and witch stitch. This stitch is great for bordering garments, heavily used in crazy quilting and even fantastic in filling as like as the Satin Stitch.
Another beautiful and small stitch but stitching is a little tricky. I have attached two photos for better understanding. First bring the thread upward from the fabric. Wrap the thread once through the needle. (Use the 1st picture for assistance.) Now insert the needle to the fabric at the very close you brought the thread upward. (2nd picture) This is what we call French knot.
If you want the knot to be a little larger you can wrap the thread through the needle a twice or thrice. That’s up to you. Some others know this stitch as knotted stitch, wound stitch and French dot. In hand embroidery French knot is mostly used for pollens of flowers. And if you use this stitch in Ribbon embroidery, this stitch would make a beautiful blossom of rose.
Lazy Daisy Stitch
Simple stitch even children can learn quickly. Lazy daisy stitch, often called as Detached chain stitch has many other names in use; Daisy stitch, Tall chain stitch, picot stitch and loop stitch are a few of them.
To start this stitch, bring the thread up from the fabric. Hold the thread with the left thumb and insert the needle where it first came out, creating a loop, bring the point out a short distance away. Now pull the thread through and fasten the loop with a small stitch.
And now at last this is a picture of my partly done embroidery work. Used stitches for this pattern are Stem stitch, Satin Stitch, Chain stitch, Blanket stitch, Herringbone stitch and double lazy daisy stitch. As I said before, we can start embroidering after learning only basic stitches. This is an example for an embroidery work with very basic stitches.
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