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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cast-on stitch

The cast-on stitch is an embroidery stitch that can be used for embroidering flowers or any other pattern to which it is desired to give relief without using the “stumpwork” technique. Unfortunately, I know that the picture is not very explicit than for...

Wheatear stitch

The wheatear stitch, as the name suggests, looks like wheat on the cob when done continuously. It is a decorative stitch that can be used to animate all kinds of embroidery and made with many varieties of yarn. It can also be done “detached”, embroidering...

Raised stem stitch

The raised stem stitch is a very structured stitch that is used to bring depth into an embroidery. This is a single stem stitch executed on a straight stitch basis. A padding is often placed under the straight stitches to obtain even more...

Herringbone stitch

Herringbone stitch is worked between two parallel lines ( imaginary or drawn). A series of straight diagonal stitches are made between the lines. On the backside side of the fabric, these stitches will show up as back...