I ❤ embroidery . . . The Hungarian Braided Chain Stitch (also called the Hungarian Chain Stitch or the Hungarian Braid Stitch) is worked in a manner similar to a reverse chain stitch or a heavy chain stitch. In most books, you’ll see the stitch diagrammed in such a way that it looks really easy just to follow the diagram – but in fact, it can be rather frustrating to work when you try to pick up the inside stitch. In the video, I’ll show you the easy way to do this.
Hungarian Braided Chain Stitch Video – Needle’nThread.com
I ❤ embroidery . . . Satin Stitch Video Tutorial~ Of all the hand embroidery stitches that exist, I think the most beautiful, when done well, is the satin stitch. I love this stitch! It does take a little practice to get the hang of satin stitching, and it is true that it is not a very “forgiving” stitch. In concept, satin stitch is very easy. It just takes a little practice to get the edges right and to gauge the distance between your stitches.
I ❤ embroidery . . . Embroidery Stitch Video Tutorial: Colonial Knot~ Anything you can do with a French knot, you can do with a colonial knot! Some stitchers find the colonial knot easier than the French knot, and visa-versa, so it’s really up to you which one you use.
I ❤ embroidery . . . The Running Stitch & Finishing Threads~ The most basic hand embroidery stitch. It is simply an “up and down” stitch in the fabric. Even though it’s such a basic embroidery stitch, there are many, many things you can do with it! Running stitch can be used quite effectively in all levels of hand embroidery. Don’t overlook it as a possibility in even the most complex types of hand embroidery.
I ❤ embroidery . . . Oyster Stitch~ The oyster stitch is a petal shaped embroidery stitch made up of a combination of twisted chain stitch and chain stitch. The oyster stitch creates an isolated stitch that’s a bit chunkier than your typical chain stitch, a little wider and flatter, with a twisted, pretzel-like center. You can use the oyster stitch pretty much anywhere you would use a detached chain stitch (or daisy stitch). It makes terrific petals and leaves!
I ❤ embroidery . . . Bullion Rose Bud Video Tutorial~ The bullion knot can be used to make beautiful roses and rose buds, and, believe it or not, they’re actually really simple to make once you get the hang of it! The video tutorial for the bullion rose bud is rather long. It covers not only making the bullion rose bud, but also beginning and ending your threads when making little flowers like the bullion rose bud.
Bullion Rose Bud Video Tutorial – Needle’nThread.com
I ❤ embroidery . . . Embroidery Video Tutorial: Raised Chain Stitch Band. The raised chain stitch band is a composite hand embroidery stitch, made up of two steps: first, you create a line of foundation stitches, which are just parallel straight stitches, and then you work the chain stitch over that line of foundation stitches to create a textured line of embroidery.
I ❤ embroidery . . . Crested Chain Stitch Video Tutorial~ What I like best about this stitch is that it can be made large or small, with just about any thread, on any fabric, and the look can be varied quite a bit, depending on how you work the stitch. You can use a heavier thread and increase the height of the stitch between the chain stitch and the top knot, and come up with something completely different looking when compared to the stitch worked small and compact with a finer thread.
Crested Chain Stitch Video Tutorial – Needle’nThread.com
I ❤ embroidery . . . Up & Down Buttonhole Stitch~ The up & down buttonhole stitch is a variation on regular buttonhole or blanket stitch. Up & down buttonhole creates a scalloped-looking line of buttonhole stitches, with two stitches tied together and locked down with a loop.
Up & Down Buttonhole Stitch Video – Needle’nThread.com
I ❤ embroidery . . . Wheat Stitch Video Tutorial~ The wheat stitch or the wheatear stitch is a variation of the chain stitch. It combines the chain stitch with little diagonal barbs, resulting in a line that resembles an ear or stalk of wheat. You can use the stitch to embroider a stalk of wheat, by adding a little straight stitch to the top of your line. Or you can simply use the stitch as a decorative line stitch.