Blanket stitch is often used for edge stitching, either in hemming or appliqué, but it can also be used to stitch shapes.[Read more…] about Stitching a motif with blanket stitch
After the fabric threads have been cut and removed, there are open spaces in the cloth. The next step is to fill them in with stitching. This is what gives hardanger a beautiful lacy effect.[Read more…] about Hardanger Embroidery Tutorial Part 4 – Weaving and Dove’s Eye
Blanket stitch is commonly used in hardanger. A blanket stitch edge allows the piece to be cut out, and there is no need for a hem, since the blanket stitches enclose the threads and finish it off nicely.
It is similar to any other blanket stitch, but it is done over four threads, just like the kloster blocks.[Read more…] about Hardanger Embroidery Tutorial Part 2 – Blanket Stitch
Herringbone stitch is like the wool dress coat of embroidery stitches. If you live in a warm climate, you might not understand that analogy, but think of pictures you’ve seen of people in a cold winter. This stitch takes a lot of space and grabs attention in an embroidery piece. There are many different variations, but I have only shared the basic version.
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Feather stitch is probably my favourite stitch to do. It is just fun. It is the sundress of embroidery stitches. It can be casual for the beach or the park or it could dress up for church or a wedding. It is versatile and doesn’t take a lot of effort. [Read more…] about Feather Stitch