Bull’s Head Stitch

Bull’s Head Stitch is also known as Tete De La Boeuf stitch. As the name suggests it looks similar to the head of the bull. A row of these stitches can create a beautiful border. I have combined Bull’s head stitch and zigzag cable chain stitch to create a beautiful border design for one of […]

Twisted Chain Stitch

The “twisted” variety of Chain Stitch. Each of these stitches look like small knots. It is started from the left of the previous stitch. The change in the starting point creates a twist in the leg of the stitches. Knowing the Chain Stitch is a must to learn the Twisted Chain Stitch. It looks beautiful in […]

Alternating Twisted Chain Stitch

Alternating Twisted Chain Stitch is another beautiful variation Chain Stitch. It’s basically a combination of several Twisted Chain Stitches. The difference between these two stitches is- every Twisted Chain Stitch starts from the same side. But Alternating Twisted Chain Stitches start from alternative sides. Which means if one stitch is done from the left then the […]

Zigzag Cable Chain Stitch

Zigzag Cable Chain Stitch is a decorative chain stitch. It looks good if it is done in two parallel lines. It is basically a cable chain stitch done in a zigzag pattern. Basic chain stitch and cable stitch are needed for creating this stitch. The pattern of Zigzag chain stitch needs to be followed for […]

Hardanger Embroidery Stitches

Learning common Hardanger Embroidery Stitches! Some of the Hardanger Embroidery Stitches include Running Stitch, Four Sided Stitch, Hem Stitch, Buttonhole Stitch, Squared Edging Stitch, Eyelet Hole Stitch, Star Stitch. Running Stitch: It’s the same as general running stitches. A combination of some small sized straight stitches. Four Sided Stitch: This is a simple square created […]

Hardanger Embroidery- the basics

The basics of staring  Hardanger embroidery includes doing Kloster blocks and cutting & withdrawing the threads. Let’s start! Kloster blocks This is the most common feature of Hardanger embroidery. Kloster blocks are created by parallel Satin Stitches worked in a rectangular manner. All the stitches should be of same length, so the blocks look of same […]

Hardanger- the requirements

Hardanger is not a freestyle embroidery. To do this Embroidery, some specifics need to be followed. The design is generally done from charts, so counting the threads accurately is a very important requirement. It incorporates some basic stitches, like Eyelet Hole stitch and Star stitch. I’ll discuss these in my next post. I’ve learned this […]

Cable Chain Stitch

Well, it does not look like the cable stitch we did under Stem Stitch. Cable Chain Stitch will not be connected to each of chain stitches directly. There will be a loop in between the stitches. This loop makes the stitch look different from the usual chain stitches. I will work on a single line. […]

Zig zag chain stitch

Perfect for any decorative border, Zig Zag Chain stitch is simple chain stitch in a zig-zag manner. This stitch is done between two lines. Though the stitch is perfect for borders, it also looks amazing while embroidering different shapes. I tried to do circles using this stitch. But the major problem with my stitching was […]

Heavy Chain Stitch

Heavy Chain Stitch is a thick stitch. It gives a rich feeling to the embroidery work. Generally, this stitch is done with three or more layers of threads, so that the heavy look is prominent. Just like the reverse chain stitch, it starts from the reverse direction.  The Process:  1. Pull out the threaded needle […]