Basque Stitch / Twisted daisy border stitch is found in old embroideries of Northern Spain. This stitch is a variation of Chain Stitch. Basque is basically a province’s name. It is situated in the Northern side of Spain. Thus the name was coined I believe. This stitch is also found in some embroideries of Portugal and […]
Magic Chain Stitch is a wonderful stitch. It uses more than one color to the chain stitch. It is a kind of a complicated one. As 2/ 3 colored threads are used, the threads can get entangled while embroidering this Magic Chain Stitch. So have to be careful to not to use entwined threads. Take time and understand […]
Lazy Daisy Stitch is very useful for embroidering flower petals and stems. It can be embroidered from any direction. It is worked just like the chain stitch. But unlike chain stitch, it stands alone. That’s why, Lazy Daisy stitch is also called detached chain stitch. This stitch can also be used as a filling stitch.
It’s just a different version of Lazy daisy stitch. The main difference between lazy daisy and the long tailed daisy is, the later one has a longer tail. This long tail makes the stitch look uncommon. It can be worked from any direction. These can be used as single stitches or in groups. This stitch can […]
Feathered Chain Stitch or chained feather stitch. This stitch has the feather stitch look with long tailed daisies. The amazingly light but beautiful look helps it to be a perfect stitch for any border.
This stitch is same as chain stitch. The only difference is, it’s done in two parallel lines. Visually, it looks like Herringbone Ladder filling Stitch or to some extent Open Feather Stitch. Double Chain Stitch is worked from bottom to top.
The stitch with thick and beautiful texture. Chain stitch was used in ancient craft. The Chinese chain stitch works in silk thread dates back to 5th-3rd century BC. This is used in surface embroidery. Just like Portuguese Stem Stitch, it helps embroidering perfect curved lines. Chain stitch it creates loops and uses good amount of […]
Straight Stitch: Straight Stitch is the most basic stitch. All forms of stitch starts from this straight stitches. This stitch is created without any twisting, turning, looping or knotting the working thread. The process: 1. Pull out the threaded needle through the fabric. 2. Poke in the needle through a point forward to the previous […]
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 […]
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 […]