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Palestrina stitch

Palestrina stitch has its origin in Italy. This stitch is usually used for outlining or bordering purposes. Any type of fabric and thread can be used to do this stitch, but the perle cotton n°8 will give the best knotted effect. If you decide to work with floss cotton...

Bullion stitch roses

How to embroider bullion stitch roses The center of a rose is made of 2 bullions stitches with 2 threads and 2 wraps, starting and finishing in the same hole    The rose is made of a succession of bullion stitches worked around and overlapping slightly. What I...

Spider web stitch

The spider web stitch is a very easy one to make and requires no special skill for an amazing result. Please refer to the instructions of the woven ribbon rose, that is exactly the same...

Flowerbeds 1 and 2

Instructions for flowerbeds 1 and 2 You can download the designs of the flowerbeds 1 an 2 HERE Flowerbed n°1 The border is embroidered in chain stitch with 2 threads The flowers are embroidered in spider web stitch with 2 threads. The leaves are embroidered in lazy...

Flowerbed 3 and 4

Instructions for flowerbed 3 and 4 You can download the designs of the flowerbed 3 and 4 HERE Flowerbed n°3 The border is embroidered in chain stitch with 2 threads The flowerbed n° 3 is filled with wowen roses in 4mm silk ribbon.   All roses are completed. The...

Flowerbed 10 and 11

Here are explanations for flowerbed 10 and 11 The designs of flowerbed 10 and 11 can be downloaded HERE Both borders are embroidered in whipped chain stitch with 2 threads. The stems and the leaves are embroidered in fly stitch, the flowers in bullion stitch, all with...

Christmas

Christmas Like every year, it’s almost Christmas time and I would like to propose to you some small projects to realize on this occasion.   No Results Found The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to...

A taste of Christmas

A taste of Christmas Here you will find the pictures and instructions to help you in completing this charming scissor fob. This design can be downloaded HERE     The branch is embroidered in long and short stitch with one thread. The leaves are embroidered in...

Flowerbed 16 and 17

  Here are explanations for flowerbed 16 and 17 The designs of flowerbed 16 and 17 can be downloaded HERE   Both borders are embroidered in whipped chain stitch with 2 threads. The 5 petals of these flowers are embroidered with lazy daisy stitch combined with bullion...

Flowerbed 19 and 20

Here are explanations for flowerbed 19 and 20 The designs of flowerbed 19 and 20 can be downloaded HERE   Both borders are embroidered in heavy chain stitch with 2 threads. The corollas of the peonies are embroidered in blanket stitch with 1 thread. Roses with ribbon...

Christmas ornament

Christmas ornament Here you will find the pictures and instructions to help you in completing this ornament. This design can be downloaded HERE   You will find below the photos and explanations of this design as I had fun to embroider it. I took advantage of this...

Flowerbed 13 and 14

Here are explanations for flowerbed 13 and 14 The designs of flowerbed 13 and 14 can be downloaded HERE   Both borders are embroidered in heavy chain stitch with 2 threads. The petals of these flowers are embroidered in blanket stitch with 1 thread and the centers...

Flowerbeds 5, 6, 7 and 8

Here are explanations for flowerbed 5, 6, 7 and 8 To realize the flowerbeds 5, 6, 7 and 8, there is no drawing to download. The 4 borders are embroidered in  twisted chain stitch with 2 threads. The flowerbeds 6 and 8 are embroidered in French knot with perle cotton...

Flowerbed 12 and 18

Here are explanations for flowerbed 12 and 18 The designs of flowerbed 12 and 18 can be downloaded HERE Both borders are embroidered in chain stitch with 2 threads. The leaves are embroidered in fly stitch with 2 threads. You have to embroider the stitch very closely...

How to customize an embroidery

How to customize an embroidery It is a question that is often asked. How would I customize my embroidery when it’s finished? Here is an example of an alphabet that you can easily transfer. It is in the public domain and you can use it freely. You can download it...

Flowerbed 9 and 15

Here are explanations for flowerbed 9 and 15  The designs of flowerbed 9 and 15 can be downloaded HERE Both borders are embroidered in chain stitch with 2 threads. The flowers are embroidered in ribbed spider web stitch with 2 threads.   I added French knots in perle...

How to transfer designs

How to transfer designs This is a question I’m often asked. What method do you use to reproduce drawings on a piece of fabric? Well, it depends, on the fabric and on the design. Below, I propose four different ways of proceeding.        ...

Flower bed 21, 22, 25 and 26

Here are explanations for flower bed 21, 22, 25 and 26  The designs of flower bed 21, 22, 25 and 26 can be downloaded HERE   The 4 borders are embroidered with  Palestrina stitch and 3 threads. The main stem is embroidered in stem stitch with 2 threads. The leaves are...

Flowerbed 23, 24, 27 and 28

Here are the explanations of the flowerbed 23, 24, 27 and 28 The patterns of the flower beds 23, 24, 27 and 28 can be downloaded HERE The 4 borders are embroidered with whipped chain stitch with 2 threads. The stems are embroidered with stem stitch and the leaves with...

Flowerbed 29 and 31

Here are the explanations of the flowerbed 29 and 31 The designs of the flowerbeds 29 and 31 can be downloaded HERE The borders are embroidered on heavy chain stitch with 2 threads. The large dahlias are embroidered with 2 circles of lazy daisy stitch. For the...

Flowerbed 30 and 32

Here are the explanations of flowerbed 30 and 32 The designs of the flower beds 30 and 32 can be downloaded HERE The borders are embroidered in double chain stitch with 2 threads. Large flowers are embroidered with lazy daisy stitch combined with bullion stitch 2...

Interlaced chain stitch

Interlaced chain stitch This is a decorative variant of the chain stitch. After embroidering a single chain, simply wrap a thread on one side (or both) of each stitch by slipping this thread into each half stitch, forming back stitches in the middle of the chain and...

External borders

Here are the explanations of the external borders The borders are embroidered with interlaced chain stitch and perle cotton n°8. First embroider the center chain (green). Interlace the chain from 2 sides (pink thread). Finish with a small straight stitch (green) in...

Finishing

Here are the explanations of the finishing Here is the drawing you need to embroider the ribbed spider web.     The ribbed spider web is embroidered with 2 threads.       The small circle is embroidered in Palestrina stitch with 2 threads and the big one...

Couching

Couching in its most basic form is among the easier embroidery stitches. Essentially, the couching stitch is just a little straight stitch taken over some other thread to hold it...