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Embroidery Stitches, some with instructions + Patterns

I would love to say everyone of my pins has instructions included if you click on the picture, but not all do.

I ❤ embroidery . . . Bird by Mew ~By D o k n o m m e a w - p l a y

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Bird by Num ~By D o k n o m m e a w - p l a y

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Drizzle Stitch Video Tutorial~ The drizzle stitch is a “texture” stitch. It makes an individual, almost-upright, slightly twisted “tower” on your fabric. These are the two purple drizzle stitches from the video. They’re worked in a coton a broder. They’re not as pretty as the stitch could be, so I tried it with Trebizond, which is a three-ply twisted silk.

Drizzle Stitch Video Tutorial – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Stitch Play: Chain Stitch Spider Daisy~ The flower starts with a basic daisy stitched with detached chain stitch. I used 8 petals because it’s easy to space an even number of petals! If you need to, use a circle template and mark a dot at the center of the circle and then a series of evenly spaced dots around the outside perimeter of the circle, to mark where to start and end your daisy stitches.

Stitch Play: Chain Stitch Spider Daisy – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Raised Stem Stitch Video Tutorial~ The nice thing about the raised stem stitch is that it is a quick way to fill up a raised space with embroidery. Once the foundation stitches are worked, the thread passes over and under the foundation stitches, but not through the fabric, which moves the stitch along at a rapid rate.

Raised Stem Stitch Video Tutorial – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Chain Stitch Video Tutorial~ The chain stitch is a versatile hand embroidery stitch that can be used to outline and to fill spaces. It is probably one of the most common embroidery stitches, and adapted to all different techniques, even lace making. The chain stitch works very easily around curves, in lines, or in large spaces for filling.

I ❤ embroidery . . . Knotted Pearl Stitch Video~ The knotted pearl stitch used in hand embroidery is one of those fun, rhythmic stitches that works up fairly quickly. The knotted pearl stitch is a lot like the Palestrina stitch, but it differs in two ways: 1. the direction it is stitches is reversed, and 2. there are two knots created in this stitch, rather than just the one knot created in the Palestrina stitch.

Knotted Pearl Stitch Video – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . Video Tutorial for Bullion Knots! The bullion knot – sometimes, the name strikes fear in the embroiderer’s heart! But it shouldn’t be so. With a little practice, bullion knots are actually pretty easy. There are a few tricks to making them even easier for you, so I’ll talk about those tricks below, and in the video, I’ll show you how I make bullions. It’s a little different from the way you’ll see them diagrammed in books, but I think it’s a lot easier.

Video Tutorial for Bullion Knots! – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Raised Stem Stitch Video Tutorial~ A couple months ago, in the Stitch Play series, we looked at the raised stem stitch and then at the Super Duper Raised Stem Stitch (Casalguidi embroidery). The nice thing about the raised stem stitch is that it is a quick way to fill up a raised space with embroidery. Once the foundation stitches are worked, the thread passes over and under the foundation stitches, but not through the fabric, which moves the stitch along at a rapid rate.

Raised Stem Stitch Video Tutorial – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Pekinese Stitch Video~ This is a composite stitch that starts with a backstitch line. A second thread is then looped behind the backstitches. The stitch takes curves well. It can also be used as a filling, by working rows close together.

Pekinese Stitch Video – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Video Tutorial: Scroll Stitch~ Scroll stitch is a line stitch. It makes very pretty decorative lines, curves, and so forth, that look scalloped. In the video, the scroll stitch might look slightly laborious, but once you get the hang of the stitch, it’s another one that works up fairly quickly.

Video Tutorial: Scroll Stitch – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Video Tutorial: Basket Stitch~ I love this stitch! I’ve not used it much, but every time I have, I’ve been really satisfied with it! It looks best when stitched with a twisted non-divisible thread, like pearl cotton, coton a broder, floche, buttonhole silk, or any similar thread. It comes out “ok” when worked with floss, but the finish is a lot smoother, and you can’t see the “weave” of the stitch as clearly.

Video Tutorial: Basket Stitch – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Video Tutorial: Knotted Diamond Stitch~ The knotted diamond stitch makes a decorative band of diamond shapes between two parallel lines. It can be worked horizontally or vertically. It would make a great seam treatment in crazy quilting, it could be used as an edge treatment on a towel, or for lines in band samplers.

Video Tutorial: Knotted Diamond Stitch – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Embroidery Video: Ladder Stitch~ Ladder stitch in hand embroidery can be one of two stitches. There’s the surface embroidery technique that creates a decorative band that looks a lot like a ladder, with edges that look like a chain stitch. There’s also a drawn thread technique called ladder stitch that produces a ladder-like strip of remaining threads in the design area. The ladder stitch in this video tutorial is the former

Embroidery Video: Ladder Stitch – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Spanish Knotted Feather Stitch Video~ The Spanish Knotted Feather Stitch is such a pretty stitch! And it’s really easy! As far as movement of the stitch goes, it’s a combination of the twisted chain stitch and the feather stitch. It creates a pretty zig-zag line that takes gentle curves well.

Spanish Knotted Feather Stitch Video – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Palestrina Stitch Video Tutorial~ Palestrina stitch is a magnificent stitch. I love this stitch! It’s just fun to work. You can work up a great stitching rhythm with it. The line produced in Palestrina stitch is bumpy! Evenly spaced along the line are knots that have one little arm that extends slightly, and which, when exaggerated, gives a barbed look to the completed stitch.

Palestrina Stitch Video Tutorial – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Portuguese Knotted Stem Stitch Video Tutorial~ The Portuguese knotted stem stitch is a great stitch for outlining, especially when you want a little heavier line with some texture to it. The stitch is made up of the stem stitch with little knots along the line, making the line look a little scalloped on one side.

I ❤ embroidery . . . Chevron Stitch Video Tutorial~ The stitch is made up of a zig-zag line, much like the herringbone stitch, only the diagonal stitches don’t cross over each other, and each peak sports a little straight stitch “cap” at its tip. The chevron stitch is quite simple to work.

Chevron Stitch Video Tutorial – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Cretan Stitch Video Tutorial~ The cretan stitch is used in hand embroidery to create bands, to fill (any shape – leaves, for example), and it can be worked closed or open, depending on the effect you want. In this video tutorial for the cretan stitch, I’m working a closed band, vertically from top to bottom.

Cretan Stitch Video Tutorial – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Double Herringbone Stitch~ The double herringbone stitch creates a band of interwoven herringbone stitches. Now, this is an easy stitch for creating a decorative band of embroidery, but it’s not quite as straightforward as it seems, so if you want to get that interlocking, woven look to your band of double herringbone stitches, read the tips below and watch the video

Video Tutorial: Double Herringbone Stitch – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Split Stitch Video Tutorial~ A basic embroidery stitch. It’s a simple stitch in concept; difficulty with the stitch usually comes from the splitting of the stitch from underneath. Some threads are easier to split from underneath than others. I think floche and wool are about the easiest threads to use for split stitch. But regular stranded cotton, stranded silk, twisted filament silk, perle cottons and silks are all fair game for split stitch.

I ❤ embroidery . . . Outline Stitch Video Tutorial~ The outline stitch is a lot like the stem stitch – only the position of the working thread is above the needle as you stitch – or, if you’re going upwards on your design, it’s to the left of the needle. The noticeable difference between the outline stitch and the stem stitch is that the outline stitch forms a closer twist in the look of your line, so that you don’t see the separation in the stitches as clearly as you do in stem stitch.

Outline Stitch Video Tutorial – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . The coral stitch, also called the coral knot stitch or coral knot, is a line stitch made up of knots. The coral stitch is worked from right to left for the righty and left to right for the lefty, although in reality, it can be worked from either direction with either hand, especially if you stab the stitch (taking the needle all the way to the back of the fabric and pulling through) instead of sew it (working from the front only and scooping up the fabric with each stitch).

Video Tutorial: Coral Stitch – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Whipped Backstitch Video Tutorial~ You can use the whipped backstitch for any solid line that you want to create on your embroidery projects. The whipped backstitch can be worked in contrasting colors for a vivid, colorful, and fun effect, or you can work it in the same color as the backstitch foundation, to create a solid colored, rope-like line.

Whipped Backstitch Video Tutorial – Needle’nThread.com

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I ❤ embroidery . . . Embroidery Stitch Video Tutorial: Backstitch~ The backstitch is one of those basic stitches used in many types of hand embroidery, but, although it’s a basic stitch, it’s extremely versatile and can be used in any kind of surface embroidery project, from beginner’s embroidery all the way through expert. Like the running stitch, the backstitch creates a line made up of straight stitches, but unlike the running stitch, there is no space between each stitch.

Embroidery Stitch Video Tutorial: Backstitch – Needle’nThread.com

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