Embroidery Stitches

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction
to
Fibers
for
Non
Majors
 
 Embroidery
Stitches
 Running
Stitch—This
stitch
is
used
for
outline
and
 padding.
The
needle
is
carried
in
and
out
of
material
 making
small
up
and
down
even
stitches.
Take
several
 stitches
on
needle
before
drawing
it
through.
 Threaded
Running
Stitch—Outline
design
in
running
 stitch,
then
weave
a
thread
in
and
out
of
running
stitch.
A
 contrasting
thread
may
be
used
if
desired.
 
 Outline
or
Stem
Stitch
—
This
stitch
is
worked
from
left
to
right.
Bring
needle
 up
through
fabric
to
right
side
on
the
line
to
be
outlined.
Holding
the
thread
 toward
you
as
shown
(or
the
thread
may
be
swung
to
the
left
away
from
you),
 take
a
short
slanting
back
stitch
along
stamped
line.
Make
the
next
and
each
 successive
stitch
from
right
to
left
and
bring
the
needle
out
to
the
left
at
the
 end
of
previous
stitch.
Repeat
along
Line,
keeping
stitches
small
and
uniform.
 
 Chain
Stitch—Bring
thread
to
right
side
of
material,
hold
thread
toward
you
 with
left
thumb,
take
a
stitch
into
same
hole
where
thread
was
brought
up,
 forming
a
small
loop.
Do
not
pull
thread
tightly.
Bring
needle
out
a
short
 distance
forward
and
over
the
loop.
Make
a
second
loop
overlapping
the
first
 one.
Continue
along
marked
line.
 
 


 
 
 

 
 
 Back
Stitch—Take
a
small
running
stitch,
insert
needle
at
end
 of
running
stitch,
thrust
needle
through
to
wrong
side
and
over
 twice
as
much
space
as
original
stitch
on
wrong
side;
bring
 needle
to
right
side
and
repeat.
 Threaded
Backstitch—Outline
design
in
simple
backstitch,
 then
weave
in
and
Out
with
one
or
two
contrasting
threads.
 
 Lazy
Daisy
Stitch‐‐‐Bring
needle
up
at
inner
point
of
petal,
hold
thread
toward
 you.
Thrust
needle
down
at
inner
point
of
petal,
1
or
2
threads
to
right
of
point
 where
thread
emerges;
bring
point
of
needle
out
at
outer
end
of
petal,
going
over
 thread.
Draw
loop
up
to
cover
petal,
thrust
needle
down
outside
of
loop
to
fasten
it
 in
place.
Bring
needle
out
at
inner
point
of
next
petal
to
left
or
right.
 




 
 
 Introduction
to
Fibers
for
Non
Majors
 Cross
Stitch‐‐‐
Crosses
are
stamped
on
material,
or
a
design
may
be
worked
 on
material
of
a
uniform
weave
like
monk's
cloth,
or
on
checked
gingham.
 Make
slanting
stitch
from
lower
left
to
upper
right
corner
of
cross.
Make
a
 second
slanting
stitch
from
lower
right
to
upper
left
corner
of
cross.
All
 crosses
should
be
worked
the
same
way
to
give
a
uniform
appearance
to
the
 work.
In
working
long
rows
with
the
same
color,
all
stitches
slanting
in
one
 direction
may
be
made
across
the
row,
then
work
back,
crossing
all
stitches
in
 the
other
direction.
 
 Couching
Stitch‐‐‐Hold
a
heavy
thread
or
cord
or
several
threads
along
the
line
to
 be
followed.
Bring
needle,
threaded
with
finer
thread,
up
close
to
cord.
Thrust
 needle
down
on
opposite
side
of
cord
to
make
a
stitch
at
right
angles
to
it.
Bring
 needle
up
to
left
in
position
for
another
right
angle
stitch.
Continue
taking
stitches
 over
cord,
spacing
them
evenly.
 
 
 
 Satin
Stitch‐‐‐
To
work
the
stitch
bring
the
thread
up
through
the
fabric
and
make
 a
single
straight
stitch.
Bring
the
needle
out
very
close
to
the
stitch
just
made
and
 continue
to
fill
the
shape.
To
use
satin
stitch
to
advantage
stitches
should
lie
 evenly
and
closely
together
and
some
practice
is
needed
to
gain
this
effect.
This
 stitch
is
only
suitable
for
small
areas
as
long
satin
stitches
can
become
loose.
 
 
 French
Knot‐‐‐Bring
the
floss
out
of
the
required
position,
 hold
the
floss
down
with
the
thumb
and
encircle
the
needle
 two
times.


Still
holding
the
thread
firmly
with
your
thumb,
 pull
up
and
gently
allow
a
knot
to
form
to
desired
size
at
the
 top
of
your
fabric.
Return
your
needle
into
the
fabric
back
one
 row
or
½
row,
past
your
starting
point
and
insert
it.
Pull
gently
 as
not
to
pull
entire
french
knot
through
to
the
backside.
 
 
 
 Seed
Stitch‐‐‐Secure
the
thread
at
the
back
of
the
fabric
&
bring
it
 through
at
A
and
work
a
small
straight
stitch,
inserting
the
needle
at
B.
 Bring
the
needle
through
to
the
front
again
a
short
distance
away
from
 B
at
an
angle.
Insert
the
needle
back
into
the
fabric
again
and
continue
 filling
the
space
with
randomly
positioned
small
stitches.
 
 
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