Hand Embroidery Designs

Hand embroidery designs generally include variations of flowers, petals, fruits, ferns. Different characters can also be embroidered using long and short stitches or satin stitches. The basic stitches used for any hand embroidery design are running stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch. The variations of these stitches create a design lively while carrying out […]

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 […]

Split Stitch

Split stitch is a decorative stitch. It is used to replace Back Stitch for a different raised look. You can use this stitch anywhere you want a little bit of texture. This stitch was very much popular in England during the medieval ages. The Process:  1. Bring out the threaded needle through the fabric.

Cable Stitch

Stem Stitch and Outline Stitch are used alternatively to create cable stitch. The completed work gives an amazing pattern. It’s generally worked from left to right.  The Process:  1. Pull out the needle through the fabric.

Outline Stitch

This stitch is used to outline any embroidery pattern. Though it looks similar to stem stitch, there is a significant difference. In Stem Stitch we do the stitch keeping the thread to the left side of the new stitch. In Outline Stitch we will place the thread to the right side of the new stitch.

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 […]