The Best Stitches In Embroidery
By: David Faulkner
Most people are familiar with stitches that are used in embroidery. The embroidery craft stitches are the easiest and the more common stitches. The stitches used are thought of by the experts in embroidery as one of the smallest things that is related
The Split Stitch is a good choice for working corners, curves and outlines. It creates a line with a flat appearanace.
Basically, this stitch consists of small, straight, horizontal stitches. Each consecutive stitch is worked THROUGH the middle of the previous stitch, thus splitting the stitch. This is where the split stitch gets its name. The split stitch is similar to the chain stitch. Due to the simplicity of this stitch, only one diagram has been used to demonstrate it. Clicking on the PRINTABLE VERSION icon, located at the end of the diagram, will direct you to the page to print these instructions.
Split Stitch (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, move to the right over one canvas thread, bring the needle down at B. Moving to the left, bring the needle up at C, working the needle/yarn THROUGH the A/B stitch. Then, move to the right over two canvas threads and bring the needle down at D. Again, moving to the left, bring the needle up at E, working the needle/yarn THROUGH the C/D stitch. Then, move to the right over two canvas threads and bring the needle down at F. Moving to the left, bring the needle up at G, working the needle/yarn THROUGH the E/F stitch. Since this is the end of the row, you will bring the needle down at F. This completes the split stitch. This is clearly not a
complicated stitch. Click on the Printable Version icon to print this diagram and these instructions.
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to this craft. The patterns used in embroidery being made by repeating them or changing them.
The stitches used in embroidery are completed in two ways. The first types of stitches are the hand sewing method and the other is known as the stab method.
In the method of hand sewing, the stitches used in embroidery are created by putting the needle in and bringing it upside of the fabric
used in embroidery. The stitch is accomplished by putting the needle in the fabric and pushing it back up to the top again in one move. The thread is then pulled through the fabric to give it a look of plain stitching.
The stab technique of embroidery is made when the needle is put in the material at a ninety degree angle. It is pulled through and the needle is put through under the
fabric back to the top. The thread finishing this will be the end of the stitch.
Both of these types of techniques for stitches are very easy for you to do. You can finish them in little time. You can use these basic stitches to complete other stitches with some of them being harder and some of them being easy. Those stitches are listed below and are some of the more common ones to use.
The straight stitch is made when you put the needle in the fabric with an up and down movement. The more common types of this stitch is known as a satin stitch, a fern stitch, a running stitch, a Bosnian and double stitch, and an Algerian stitch.
Back stitches are not like straight stitches. The back stitch is passed the fabric in a round motion. The needle is inserted so that it is coming through the back side of the material and to the right and back through again. The needle will then be reinserted in the back of the fabric and go behind the first stitch you made and then
show up in front of the fabric on the left side of the other stitch. These stitches are completed by repetition.
Chain stitching is the type of stitch that works to get a loop of thread on the top of the fabric. You can chain stitch by putting the needle in the fabric at one end of the stitch. The needle is then put into the same place and pushed through the other end of the stitch. The thread is
then looped and pulled thought the material.
The cross stitch is one of the more popular types of stitches in embroidery. It is completed by making one diagonal stitch that goes one way and then crossing it
with another stitch in the other direction to make an "x" pattern.
Many other stitches for embroidery are out there. Feather stitches, blanket stitches, and buttonhole stitches are among them. You can also learn the couching stitch, the laid stitch, the bullion knot stitch, the knotted stitch and the French knot stitch.
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