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Stem stitch

Stem stitch is a series of stitches that overlap, and when done neatly, looks a bit like a rope. These instructions are for right handers. The stitch is worked from left to right and the thread should always be kept below the needle. Bring your thread through to the...

Lazy daisy stitch

Lazy Daisy is the common name for the detached chain stitch, which is a looped stitch that can be worked alone or in groups. It is mostly used to make petals and leaves. Start by bringing your needle to the front at point 1. Then take the needle to the back at  the...

French knot

To start a French Knot, bring your thread to the front at point 1. Hold the thread firmly between your left index finger and thumb and away from the fabric. With the tip of the needle facing you, wrap the thread over and around the needle with your left hand. You can...

Blue Garden

If I have chosen to propose you “Blue Garden” as a first guided work it’s not accidental. Indeed, this is one of the first design proposed by Canevas Folies more than 10 years ago and still one of the most appreciated. This is a good study that...

Stitches

You will find below basic instructions to realize the stitches used in our designs, starting with “Blue Garden”. Portuguese stem stitch by Laurence | May 24, 2018 | Decorative stitches, stitches | 0 CommentsThe Portuguese stem stitch is an overcast stitch...

1. Wisteria

3 different parts are composing the wisteria The main stem is embroidered in stem stitch with 2 threads. The small stems in the leaves are also embroidered in stem stitch but with 1 thread. The leaves are embroidered with lazy daisy stitch and 1 thread. The flower...

2. Hyacinths

2 different parts are composing the hyacinths. First of all, embroider the outline of the flower with French knots 2 threads and 2 wraps. Then fill the inside.  Here you can see the completed Hyacinths. Straight stitches with 2 threads are figuring the stems and the...

3. Lavender

2 elements are composing the Lavender Embroider each flower with a bullion stitch 2 threads and 6 to 8 wraps. Add a straight stitch 2 threads  for the stem Here you can see the completed Lavender  The stems  are embroidered with House of Embroidery stranded cotton...

Bullion stitch

The bullion stitch will take place between A and B. Bring the needle out through A and put the needle through B at a desired length and bring your needle out again on A. Wind the thread around the needle as shown. The  distance of wound thread should be a little...

Blanket Stitch

The blanket stitch is simple and easy, it is one of the most sought after stitches. Bring the needle out through 1. Now, loop the thread around the needle. Take the needle in through 2 and bring it out from 3, as shown. ...

4. Campanulas

Campanulas combine 2 elements The stems are embroidered in stem stitch with 2 threads   Embroider the flowers in blanket stitch 2 threads making 3 stitches for each flower and starting at the bottom of the stem. Finish with some French knots 2 threads 1 wrap on...

Long and short stitch

Long and short stitch is a way of filling patterns, especially when the pattern is too big to be embroidered with satin stitch. It can be worked in a single color or subtle shading can be achieved using multiple shades of single color. To work long and short stitch,...

Satin stitch

Satin stitch  is a series of straight stitches that are used to completely cover a section of a design. In order to maintain a smooth edge, shapes can be outlined with split back stitch before the entire shape including the outline is covered with satin stitch....

Split backstitch

The split backstitch is ideal for making outlines before using satin stitch or long and short stitch. The technique to use is like the back stitch but instead, finish by putting back the needle through the fabric in the middle of the preceding stitch...

Embroider a butterfly step by step

Embroider a butterfly step by step Here you can see how to embroider step by step a butterfly in the needle painting technique  We used the following stitches Split back stitch Straight stitch Lazy daisy stitch Satin stitch Long and short stitch The entire work is...

5. Daisies

Daisies are composed of 3 elements Stems are embroidered with stem stitch 2 threads Leaves are embroidered with lazy daisy stitch 2 threads First of all, embroider 4 lazy daisy stitches with 2 threads on the horizontal and vertical lines of the design Then embroider 4...

Colonial knot

To start a Colonial Knot, hold the thread firmly between your left index finger and thumb and away from the fabric. With the tip of the needle outwardly directed, pass the needle under the thread and then pass the thread over the needle simulating an height. Holding...

Leaf stitch

The leaf stitch or fishbone stitch is ideal for making small leaves. It requires us to divide the pattern into two and each side is filled alternately giving it a plaited effect in the center. I suggest you to use just one thread to obtain the best rendering with this...

6. Hydrangeas

The Hydrangeas are  composed of  2 elements The leaves are embroidered in leaf stitch with 1 thread.   The flowers are embroidered with Colonial knots in perle cotton n°8. First of all, embroider the edge of each flower ball to differentiate the colors. To get a...

Fly stitch

The fly stitch is worked vertically from top to bottom forming a Y shape. Bring the needle out from 1 and put it in through 2. Then, bring it out through 3, which lies between and below 1 and 2. Pull the needle out from over the working thread to create a ‘V’ shape....

Back stitch

Work the back stitch from right to left Bring the needle up in 1 and selecting the size of the stitch, bring the needle down backward in 2 and come up again in 3 going under 1.The stitches are even and well aligned. The backside of the back stitch is a stem stitch....

Detached buttonhole stitch

The detached buttonhole stitch is formed in the same way as the buttonhole stitch but it is worked into itself rather than into the foundation fabric. To start, outline the surface to embroider with back stitches to attach your rows of buttonhole stitch. Working from...

Turkish work

The turkish work produces a series of closely worked loops which are combed cut and trimmed to shape producing a pile which resembles a rug pile or, if worked in a very fine manner, in a fine wool a soft thick velvet like pile. The stitch consist in rows of loops...

How to embroider a bee step by step

How to embroider a bee step by step Here are the instructions to embroider a bee step by step.   We used the following stitches Split back stitch Straight stitch Lazy daisy stitch Satin stitch French knot Turkish work All of the embroidery is executed with...

7. Angelicas

The Angelicas are  composed of  2 elements The stems are embroidered with stem stitch 1 thread. Leaves are embroidered with lazy daisy stitch 2 threads and the base of the flowers  is embroidered with straight stitch 1 thread.         The flowers...

Ribbed spider web stitch

The ribbed spider web stitch has a raised effect and can be used as a very decorative piece in your embroidery. Start by embroidering a star having a variable number of branches with straight stitch, it will be used as a template. For this example, we will use a 8...

8. Rhododendrons

The Rhododendrons are composed  of 2 elements The flowers are embroidered with ribbed spider web stitch 2 threads. Start to embroider 2 superimposed cross  with straight stitch following the design lines.   Then, embroider the flowers with the ribbed spider web...

Chain stitch

The chain stitch is a looped stitch that can be worked along a curved or straight line. To work the basic chain stitch, start with a lazy daisy stitch and instead of finishing with an anchoring stitch, continue with a new loop. Finish the line with an anchoring...

Instructions for “Sarabande”

Sarabande Here you will find the necessary pictures and instructions to help you in completing the “Sarabande” design It is the same instructions you will find accompanying the printed linen that you can buy as usual from here in our online shop. The color...