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Chain stitch and whipped chain-stitch

Chain stitch and whipped chain-stitch   1. Make a foundation row of chain stitches click on the images to enlarge 2. Wrap each stitch once (or several times) with silk ribbon or thread.   Here is an example of the word Love where I used whipped chain-stitch and 4mm silk ribbon to form the letters… Continue reading Chain stitch and whipped chain-stitch

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French knot

French knot French knots are ideal filling stitches for background trees and other detail. Also useful for the centre of flowers. For finer detail, use one strand of thread (separate one strand from the six) For a heavier texture: use 2 or 4mm silk ribbon or perlé thread. Come up from the back and wrap… Continue reading French knot

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A little lesson from the Dreamscapes WH123 – the bicycle design

  [singlepic id=832 w=320 h=240 float=] Click on image to enlarge Good morning stitching world 🙂 This is the latest design from the Dreamscapes series and I just love the tranquil shades and the interesting dimensional effects that were created with simple stitches by Emma Kriegler. See how the leaves are made with ribbon stitch? I… Continue reading A little lesson from the Dreamscapes WH123 – the bicycle design

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Detached chain or lazy daisy

Detached chain stitch or lazy daisy: A single stitch is formed at a time for interesting leaves and a circle of stitches makes a lazy daisy flower. Come up and make a loop. Take the needle and ribbon all the way to the back, holding the loop in place. Come up inside the loop and… Continue reading Detached chain or lazy daisy

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Straight stitch with ribbon

Straight stitches, worked with ribbon in different lengths, are ideal for making stems, blades of grass and thin, pointed leaves. Best worked with the fabric stretched in a hoop or frame. It is a good idea to work over a spare tapestry needle (or similar object) when you make the stitch. This way, the stitch is… Continue reading Straight stitch with ribbon

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Ribbon stitch

Ribbon stitch is probably the stitch which is the most used stitch of all the stitches in ribbon embroidery. To make the stitch, pierce the ribbon before taking the needle to the back. Hold the stitch with your finger as you pull the ribbon through your fabric and stop pulling as soon as the stitch… Continue reading Ribbon stitch

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Straight or stab stitch with thread

Straight or stab stitches, worked in different lengths, are ideal for making stems, blades of grass and thin, pointed leaves. The stitches should be neither too loose, nor too tight, and work with the fabric stretched in a hoop or frame. Stitches are made stab-stitch-style: take the needle and thread all the way to the… Continue reading Straight or stab stitch with thread