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 […]

Whipped Back Stitch

Whipped Back Stitch: Whipped Back Stitch is similar as whipped running stitch. Just the foundation is done with back stitch rather than running stitch. The Process:  1. Embroider a shape using the back stitch. 2. Pull out the threaded needle through the upper corner of first back stitch from any of the sides.  3. Pass the […]

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 […]

Eyelet Wheel Stitch

Eyelet wheel Stitch can be used for portraying wheels, flowers, eyes and sometimes as a filling stitch when these are clustered together. They can be worked on any kind of fabric. But to me, they look best on cotton.   This is an easy to do stitch. Let’s start the process: The process: Draw a […]

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 […]

Chevron Stitch

Chevron Stitch: Chevron refers to a figure or pattern holding the shape of a V or a reversed V. This is mostly used in badges of defense people. Chevron Stitch follows the similar pattern. The pattern consists a series of V and reversed V. The Process: Draw small dashes in two horizontal lines. It should have […]

Basket Stitch

With simple, long, Straight stitches, Basket Stitches are created. With several variations, these stitches can be used for filling certain shapes/ areas. I’ll show three types of Basket stitches. The first two are done in two or three rounds. And the last one is done with straight stitches done both horizontally and vertically. Basket Stitch-1: […]