Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Embroidery stitch tutorial - Flat stitch | How to do flat stitch.

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well and good.  After a long time I am sharing a picture tutorial for an embroidery stitch.  It is flat stitch and it belongs to fishbone stitch family.

This stitch is similar to fishbone and opened fishbone stitch.  But this design cannot be worked in design that have sharp ends.  So it is not suitable for leaves with sharp ends.  But it is a best stitch to fill in petals of the flower.

Let's move on to the tutorial.  Draw a shape as shown below.   The lines are labelled as A, B, C, D.  

Bring the needle up through the fabric at line A.

Insert the needle in through the line C a little slantingly.

Again bring the needle up at line D.

Insert the needle in through the line B closely below the first stitch formed.

Two stitches will be formed like this.

Again make a stitch from A to C.

Then  make a stitch from D to B closely to the previous stitch.

Continue the above two steps and this is the result when we are halfway through.  Continue to the shape is covered.  

Back side will look the above and you can anchor the thread under the stitches formed.  

This is a completed flat stitch.

Hope you find this tutorial useful.  Will be back with the video tutorial and a design to work this stitch.  Till then, have a nice and happy embroidering.  

Friday, January 20, 2023

Quick and easy hand embroidery neck design

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well and good.  Today I am happy to share with you a simple neck design that uses feather stitch, french knots and pistil stitch.

I have used all 6 strands here.  On tip of feather stitch french knots with 1 wrap is done and in between pistil stitch with 1 wrap and short tail is done. 

Video Tutorial

You can use this design for any shape of the neck.  Also it makes a simple border too.  Hope you all like this design.  In my next post I will come up with a video tutorial for a kutch work motif.  Till then have a nice day.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

New embroidery neck design with pattern

 Hi all

A very happy new year.  

Hope all are doing well.  I am very happily to share a new embroidery design that can be used for Kurtis. This design uses very simple stitches.  You can view the video tutorial here or below.

This design runs right side neck towards the yoke portion.  This can be done in one sitting.  

Stitches used
Flowers  - satin stitches & straight stitches 
Circles - satin stitch 
Leaves - straight stitches 

No. Of strands of thread - 6 

Video tutorial 

Pattern for the design 
You can print this design so that it fits in an A4 page and trace it using carbon paper.

Hope all of you like this design.  In my next Post I will come up with a simple neckline that uses simple stitches.  Till then, have a happy time with your needle and thread.