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.

Interlaced Band Stitch

Interlaced Band Stitch: As it gives a Ladder like impression, this variety is also called Herringbone Ladder Filling Stitch. It’s better to do it with two different colored floss. Herringbone Ladder Filling Stitch embroidery looks gorgeous on any piece of fabric. This post is on Interlaced Band Stitch.  The Process: Do two parallel rows of back stitch. Pull […]

Threaded Back Stitch

Threaded Back Stitch:  It is same as Laced Running Stitch. Just the Running stitch is replaced by the Back Stitch. Threaded Back Stitch looks amazing when clustered together for borders. With the same shapes, it gives an wavy look. The Process:  1. Pull out the threaded needle through the lower corner of the first back […]

Back Stitch

Back Stitches: In back stitch the individual stitches are done backwards to the regular direction. These are basically used for outline shapes. It can also be used to put emphasis to some certain area in an embroidery project. Step by step instructions for doing back stitch is explained below. The Process: Pull out the threaded […]

Long and Short Stitch

Long and Short Stitches consist of straight stitches of longer and shorter length. Starting from a certain point the straight stitches are done. For shaded looks these stitches are done.   The Process:  1. Pull out the threaded needle through middle point on the outer line of the diagram. 2. Do a long straight stitch […]

Kutch on White outfit| Kutch Work

Kutch on White dress: Here is my latest completed project. White Kutch on White dress…. I have used big squares in the middle. I did five big squares. In both the sides of the squares, I used single chains. In the hands, I used small squares and at the edge, I used upper portion of […]