Sinhalese Stitch

The Sinhalese Stitch has similarity with Open Chain Stitch. Both of these are from Chain Stitch family. To me, it looks like Open Chain Stitch intertwined with a different colored thread. However, it is quite different from the Open Chain Stitch. Generally, two colored threads are used to do this stitch. Let’s start the process.

Knotted Cable Chain Stitch

A knot and a knotted Chain Stitch, that is how it is done. It sounds simple, and it is simple once you practice it. However, when I was learning it, I felt like I was not doing an excellent job. I have read somewhere that it has some similarity with Coral Stitch; I am yet […]

Knotted Chain Stitch

Knotted Chain Stitch is one of my favorites. It is one of the beautiful varieties of Chain Stitch. Although it might seem to be difficult to do but once you learn, it’s very easy. As every chain stitch is completed with a knot in the end, this is the reason why it’s called knotted chain […]

Butterfly Chain Stitch

Butterfly Chain Stitch is created by doing Twisted Chain Stitch on a bunch of Straight Stitches. The foundation is laid with Straight Stitches then three or more straight stitches are tied together with the Twisted Chain Stitches. The whole thing looks like small butterflies/ butterfly wings. This is a decorative stitch and can be used […]

Raised Chain Band

Raised Chain Stitch/ Raised Chain Band is also done in two stages like the Butterfly Chain Stitches. One, doing the straight stitches and then creating knots/ loops over each straight stitch. It’s generally used in borders or in some fillings also. Although it does not look like a Chain stitch but the second loop, is […]

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 […]

Portuguese stem stitch

This is a knotted stitch. It follows Stem Stitch technique with some loops. This stitch is a shape giver. It’s easy to embroider different shaped designs with this stitch. You can try it with any thread. After completion it has a very delicate look. It’s best to be used for embroidering outlines. The Process: 1. To […]

Stem Stitch

Stem Stitch: Stem Stitch is one of the basic stitches like the back stitch or straight stitch. It takes minimum effort or hand embroidery knowledge, to do this stitch. Stem Stitch is similar to back stitch. Like back stitch, after pulling out the threaded needle, we have to take it backward and poke in. The […]

Learn to construct hand embroidery

The only way to learn to construct hand embroidery is to play along the needle and the thread. You need to be creative because it’s all about how you twist or turn your threaded needle. With almost each different twists and turns, new stitches and patterns are created. At the very first level of learning to construct hand embroidery, […]

Pekinese Stitch or Chinese Stitch

Pekinese Stitch, also known as Chinese Stitch can be worked as single line or in clustered lines. The clustered lines give a beautiful look to any border. And the single line can be used to embroider different shapes. The elegant look it produces with gold or silver threads is sometimes second to none.