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Embroidery Stitches, some with instructions + Patterns

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Embroidery Stitches, some with instructions + Patterns

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You can embroider without scissors. You can embroider without a hoop. But one thing you can’t embroider without is a needle. The needle is the Most Important Embroidery Tool for the stitcher. It is the one tool a stitcher cannot do without. Because needles are essential to embroidery, if you’re interested in embroidery, the subject of needles is worth exploring.

Ever wonder what thread is what, and how it is different from other threads? Here's a list of articles that can help dispel thread confusion

I ❤ embroidery . . . Raised Cup Stitch~ How to Make the Raised Cup Stitch in Hand Embroidery.

I ❤ embroidery . . . Bullion Rose Bud Video Tutorial~ Bullion Knot Rose Bud - hand embroidery.

I ❤ embroidery . . . DMC’S GENERAL STITCHING TIPS: Embroidery Stitches & Embroidery Stitch Guide

Embroidery Stitches

I ❤ embroidery . . . Daisy Stitch Video Tutorial~ The detached chain stitch, also known as the “lazy daisy” or just “daisy” stitch, is an isolated stitch – that is, it stands on its own as a stitch, without being connected to another stitch. The detached chain stitch is a very popular embroidery stitch, because it’s an easy & pretty stitch. It’s perfect for flowers, petals, & leaves, but can be used in lots of different ways.

Daisy Stitch Video Tutorial – Needle’

I ❤ embroidery . . . Raised Fishbone Stitch Video Tutorial~ Incidentally, the different between the fishbone stitch & the raised fishbone stitch is more than just the fact that the raised version sits higher on the fabric. It’s also created a little differently – it is stitched practically backwards, when compared to the movement of the regular fishbone stitch.

Raised Fishbone Stitch Video Tutorial – Needle’

I ❤ embroidery . . . Fly Stitch Leaves~ The advantage of embroidering leaves using fly stitch is that you can very easily change the look or shape of the leaf simply by altering the way you begin the leaf or where you start & end the fly stitches. You can also vary the size of leaves by embroidery more or few fly stitches. If you’re not familiar with fly stitch, feel free to take a look at my fly stitch video tutorial.

Stitch Fun: Fly Stitch Leaves – Needle’

I ❤ embroidery . . . Rose Leaf Stitch~ There are a couple “tools” that will help make this stitch easier. The first one is a strip of card stock about an inch wide & a couple inches long. Since one of my handy helpers in my workroom is my stack of 3×5″ index cards, I just used one of those. I cut out four of the line areas, which gave me a 1″ wide piece of card.

Stitch Fun: Rose Leaf Stitch – Needle’

I ❤ embroidery . . . Bokhara Couching Video Tutorial. ~By Mary Corbet

Bokhara Couching Video Tutorial

I ❤ embroidery . . . Rosette Chain Stitch ~By Mary Corbet

Rosette Chain Stitch

I ❤ embroidery . . . Knotted Diamond Stitch for Hand Embroidery. ~By Mary Corbet

Knotted Diamond Stitch for Hand Embroidery

I ❤ ribbon embroidery . . . How to make silk ribbon embroidery dragonflies. shows you how to embroider these beautiful silk ribbon work dragonflies. This straight forward film demonstrates how to create wings, body & limbs of these creatures, in addition to showing you how to color your embroidery

how to make silk ribbon embroidery dragonflies

I ❤ embroidery . . . bullion buttonhole, It is an ideal stitch to use as a seam embellishment in crazy quilting as the spines can be further decorated with beads. ~By SharonB, PinTangle

Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 71 Bullion Buttonhole

I ❤ embroidery . . . bullion buttonhole step 1 ~By SharonB, PinTangle

Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 71 Bullion Buttonhole

I ❤ embroidery . . . bullion buttonhole step 2 ~By SharonB, PinTangle

Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 71 Bullion Buttonhole

I ❤ embroidery . . . bullion buttonhole step 3 ~By SharonB, PinTangle

Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 71 Bullion Buttonhole

I ❤ beaded embroidery . . . Tutorial - Encrusted Beading Stitch ~By kerrykatiecakes:

kerrykatiecakes: Tutorial - Encrusted Beading Stitch

I ❤ embroidery . . . Since flowers & leaves are probably the most common motif in hand embroidery, it’s good to have a whole arsenal of stitching techniques on hand for embroidering them. Here are sixteen different ways you can embroider leaves & flower petals.

Simple is Good: Straight Stitch Flowers~ The straight stitch is exactly what it sounds like: a straight stitch. It is the most basic stitch. You bring your needle up in the fabric at some point, & you take it down at another point, pull your thread through, & voilá! You have a straight stitch.

Simple is Good: Straight Stitch Flowers – Needle’

I ❤ embroidery . . . Seed Stitch~ Also known as Knot Stitch, Chinese Knot, Peking Knot, French Knot, Ring Embroidery, or Forbidden Stitch. These terms all consistently refer to small knots made on the fabric surface by wrapping a heavy embroidery thread, usually silk floss, around a needle and then stitching it down. This has been done with varying numbers of wrappings & degrees of complexity.

I ❤ embroidery . . . Turk’s Head Knot creates an intertwined knot that sits up, plump & round, on the fabric. It can be used in place of French knots & colonial knots for a little more texture. Like the French knot & colonial knot, it can be used singly, as an isolated stitch, or it can be grouped together in clusters or used as highly textured filling.

I ❤ embroidery . . . Rose Tutorial, / Iron - Orlanda / Фото #44 - Гладь - Orlanda

Double Knotted Herringbone Band~ Sometimes, complicated looking embroidery stitches are not as complex as they really seem! A nice, heavy, braided band stitch, great for outlines, heavy stems, or anywhere you want a strip of texture & dimension on your embroidery surface. It works up great as straight lines & as slightly curved lines.

I ❤ embroidery . . . Rope Stitch Embroidery Video~ The rope stitch is a nice hand embroidery stitch, perfect for a thick, corded look, and a member (believe it or not) of the chain stitch family.