Arrowhead Stitch

Arrowhead stitch is created with two diagonal straight stitches.   The end points of the diagonal straight stitches meet in the middle. It can be used for the filling effects. It can be used for creating decorative borders of fabrics too. It seemed to be easy to do.  But, like all other stitches, finishing does matter in […]

Seed Stitch

Today, I’ll work on a filling stitch called Seed Stitch. There are several stitches which can be created based on these straight stitches. For example, Basket stitch, Diamond eyelet stitch, Fern stitch, Arrowhead stitch, Seed stitch, Algerian eye stitch etc.   With the combinations of several straight stitches; running stitch, darning stitch, holbein stitch- all these […]

Japanese Darning Stitch

Japanese Darning Stitch: Japanese darning stitch creates a nice geometric pattern. The pattern looks like a bunch of pi sings are joined together. For this embroidery the running stitches need to be done in brick pattern. These stitches look good as borders or as fillings. Before starting the embroidering, its better to do the outline on the fabric. […]

Stepped Running Stitch

It is about playing the thread in two or three lines of running stitch. The run stitches need to be of same length and the run stitches should have same distance between them. It helps to create several embroidery patterns by just moving the threads through the running stitches. Unlike Parallel Running Stitch, in Stepped Running Stitch […]

Parallel | Laced | Interlaced | Whipped Running Stitches

Parallel Running stitch For embroidering decorative borders, Parallel Running stitch can be used. It involves simple run stitches.With loops or waves weaved with different colored or same colored thread, it gives a lacy look. These stitches are variation to the ordinary running stitch. The process: 1. Stitch two or more rows or running stitch. 2. Take different […]

Holbein Stitch

Holbein Stitch This is an old embroidery stitch style, mainly used in Blackwork or Assisi embroidery. This stitch is also known as double running stitch, line stitch, Spanish stitch or two-sided line stitch. It can be worked in straight lines, diagonally or in zigzag lines. This stitch gives an identical look on both sides of […]

Darning Stitch

The Darning Stitch is actually used to repair the torn areas of any cloth. But this stitch is also used in hand embroidery. This embroidery employs simple running stitch. These running stitches are done in several rows maintaining a certain pattern to create designs. The length of the stitches may also vary to create the design. The process: […]

Running Stitches

Run Stitch Running stitches is a basic stitch in hand embroidery or sewing. This is combination of several straight stitches. Several decorative stitches can be created based on simple run stitches. The stitch is worked by putting in and pulling out the threaded needle forward through a fabric. Sometimes, this stitch is used to hide a […]