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Encroaching fly stitch

Generally the encroaching fly stitch is worked circularly and allows to obtain plain round surfaces with a sort of thicker outer ring. We use it here to embroider Agapanthus. You have to work the stitch in the same way you would do for the common fly stitch but...

9. Agapanthus

The Agapanthus are composed of 3 elements Stems are embroidered with stem stitch 2 threads. Leaves are embroidered with chain stitch 2 threads. To embroider the flower, start with a fly stitch 2 threads ending at the meeting point of all fly stitches.   Embroider...

10. Roses

The roses are composed of 2 elements The stems are embroidered in stem stitch with 2 threads The leaves are embroidered in lazy daisy stitch with 2 threads The center of a rose is made of 2 bullions stitches with 2 threads and 2 wraps, starting and finishing in the...

Introduction to needle painting

Introduction to needle painting For some years now, I visit my friend Michele in Colombier near Neuchâtel in Switzerland to give embroidery classes. Her shop ” Au fil des Saisons ” is a gold mine for knitters. She offers many varieties of wool, each more...

11. Finishing

Violets, forget-me-not and butterflies are the three elements that are part of the finishes The leaves are embroidered in spaced blanket stitch with 2 threads. All stitches start at the base of the stem. For the stems simply embroider a straight stitch with 2 threads....

How to embroider a large flower

How to embroider a large flower without using needle painting technique I will soon propose to you a new design that I am currently embroidering. It consists among others of two large flowers of more than 8 cm in diameter and of course with large petals. When I...

How to embroider a dragonfly step by step

How to embroider a dragonfly step by step Here are the instructions to embroider a dragonfly step by step. We used the following stitches Split back stitch Straight stitch Stem stitch Satin stitch All of the embroidery is executed with DMC cotton floss  and hereafter...

1. Passionflower

The passion flowers are composed of 2 elements The stems are embroidered with stem stitch 2 threads The leaves are embroidered with lazy daisy stitch 2 threads The rootlets are embroidered with back stitch 1 thread The petal is embroidered with 2 threads and is a...

Garlands

Having completed the “Blue Garden”, I now propose to tackle together the “Garlands”. This is a very nice design to embroider and it will let you practice the stitches used in the Blue Garden. Of course in following the tutorials you will have...

2. Clematis

The clematis are composed of 2 elements The leaves are embroidered with double lazy daisy stitch 2 threads The petals are embroidered with elongated lazy daisy stitch 2 threads. The flowers are composed of 8 petals. To complete the flower, insert straight stitches 1...

3. Ivy

Ivy is composed of 2 elements Ivy is a very simple pattern that consists of a stem embroidered in stem stitch 2 threads and leaves embroidered in straight stitch with one thread. Stems and leaves are embroidered with House of Embroidery varigated stranded cotton...

The tradition of embroidery in St. Gallen

The tradition of embroidery in St. Gallen The tradition of textile of St. Gallen in Switzerland is a heritage passed down from generation to generation. Until the 17th century, the area was best known for its cloth and for its cotton products. In the 19th century, the...

6.Cotoneaster

Here are the instructions for the cotoneasters The stems are embroidered in stem stitch and the leaves are embroidered in lazy daisy stitch, all with 2 threads. The berries are embroidered in Colonial knots with perle cotton n° 8. The leaves and stems are embroidered...

7. Lawn Daisies

Here are the instructions for the daisies The flowers are embroidered in lazy daisy stitch with 1 thread. Embroider first 4 petals on the lines and add 4 more petals to complete the flower. Embroider a  French knot 2 threads 1 wrap for the center (yellow) and cover...

The four sided stitch

The four sided stitch is embroidered from bottom to top and from left to right, working over the same number of threads in all directions. Embroider the first stitch upwards and take the needle out diagonally down. Make a stitch from left to right ending at the start...

Needlepoint scissor fob

Needlepoint scissor fob This is the complete embroidery I used a 38 count ivory linen. You will need a 15 cm square piece of fabric. As for the threads I used DMC “spécial à broder n° 25”  color 349 and the assorted cotton floss. For this project I used 3...

8. Anemones

I now propose that we  embroider the anemones The leaves are embroidered with fly stitch 2 threads.  The flowers are embroidered with blanket stitch circularly with 1 thread. Add 5 straight stitches 1 thread placed star shaped to mark the center of the flower.  The...

9. Pansies

Now we will embroider the pansies garland The flowers are composed  of 3 lazy daisy stitches embroidered with 2 threads and starting from a same central point. Embroider a straight stitch with 3 threads in each loop by inverting the colors. The flowers are embroidered...

Woven Rose

The woven rose is a very easy pattern to realize and requires no special skill for an amazing result. Embroider first a 5-branch star in straight stitches with 2 threads with a cotton matching the ribbon color. Secure the thread firmly. Pull up the ribbon near the...

Ribbon stitch

The ribbon stitch is the most basic of all the ribbons stitches. It is mainly used to make great leaves or petals. Bring the needle from the back to the front. Hold the ribbon flat and pierce the ribbon in the center. Pull the ribbon down through itself until it curls...

10.Peonies

The tenth garland represents peonies Flowers corollas are embroidered with blanket stitch 1 thread. We must begin by embroider 5 straight stitches 2 threads star shaped that serve as a base forthe woven rose representing the core of the flower. here are the completed...

11.Roses

And here is the last garland, the lovely one with the roses The stems are embroidered with stem stitch 2 threads. The leaves are embroidered with ribbon stitch with a 4mm silk ribbon The center of a rose is made of 2 bullion stitches with 2 threads and 2 wraps,...

Mini herbarium

Mini Herbarium Here are the pictures and the instructions necessary to embroider this herbarium. As usual you can download this design HERE.  This design is made entirely with DMC threads whose colors are mentioned in the instructions. The stems are embroidered...

Mounting the purse

Mounting the purse Here are pictures and explanations for transforming your garlands in a pretty purse, handy for storing all your small embroidery equipment. For this work, you will need the following material A piece of nice fabric 32 X 30 cm for the lining A piece...

How to embroider chestnuts step by step

How to embroider chestnuts step by step Here are the instructions to embroider chestnuts step by step. We used the following stitches Split back stitch Back stitch Straight stitch Chain stitch Satin stitch Turkey work We used the following colors DMC cotton floss 830,...

Discovery Garden

With this design named “Discovery Garden”, I would like to invite you to share an embroidery game with us. The starting design on which I propose to work over the weeks is a simple grid of 36 flowerbeds and a center.The final goal of this game is to get a...

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...