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četrtek, 7. oktober 2021

Embroidery stitches - examples

Some clear examples of embroidery stitches from previous post.

1) Whipstitch 

Heart ornament was put together by layering three different heart sizes.

On the white background I've placed slightly smaller heart of the same white color. I embroidered it around with contrast red stitch using whipstitches. 

After that I've placed smaller red heart in the center and this time I used matching color whipstitches.

This is the result: 

2) Half back stitch

This heart ornament was also put together by layering three different heart sizes. But these three are more similar in sizes and size differences.
Both smaller layered hearts are embroidered with contrast color thread. Using half back stitch.

3) Chain stitch

For this ornament there are only two felt heart pieces layered. Smaller heart is embroidered with matching color using whip-stitch. 
I also embroidered a "third heart" with decorative chain stitch.
When doing that I started two times in the same point at the bottom. And made one chain on the left side and one chain on the right side.

4) Satin stitch

One of the classics.

Here is how I embroidered ring carrier pillow with Satin stitch for my friends wedding.

5) Back stitch

When you need a neat straight stitch then the Back stitch is a good choice.
Here is an example on how you can decorate with just few basic embroidery stitches. On the Easter egg there are lines made with french knots, straight back stitches and zigzag stitches.

6) Stem stitch

Well, stem stitch is perfect stitch for embroidering stems. :)

ponedeljek, 4. oktober 2021

Basic stitches

Goal of this post is to help and educate.

In time I will probably update this post with new photos and descriptions.

Basic embroidery stitches

1) Blanket stitch, Buttonhole stitch and Whipstitch

All three stitches can be used for similar purposes. I use Whipstitch when layering motifs and stitching motif to the background.

Here is a photo of all 3 in layering example.

For stitching around the ornaments you can also use all 3 stitches. I personally use Buttonhole stitch which is a better version of the Blanket stitch.

Here is a photo showing the difference between those two stitches.
Blanket and Buttonhole stitches
It doesn't matter in which direction you stitch. But it's very important how you enter the loop.

Check this short video on my IG

2) Back stitch, Half back stitch and Running stitch
First I have to say that I never use a running stitch. Why? You just can't get a great decorative effect with it. Instead I use "half back stitch". It's a version of the back stitch where you leave spaces between the stitches.

Running stitch and back stitch

... to be continued 

Please see my next post for some of my work using basic stitches