Jul 04 2015

The Basic Embroidery Stitches and Your Project

Category: EmbroideryAnders Eriksson @ 3:20 pm

If you are new to embroidery, it is a must that you learn all the basics first. Any successful embroiderer started as a newbie and went through the process of learning the basics of embroidery. And among the things that you need to learn first are the basic embroidery stitches.

As hand embroidery starts with basic stitches, it is better to learn at least few stitches before starting an embroidery project. You can even do practice stitches. But first, you have to know the what?s and how?s of basic embroidery stitches.

Basic embroidery stitches are basically being categorized by families; stitch families such as outline stitches, detached stitches, chain stitches, filling stitches, knots, etc.

? Line Stitches ? these includes stitches such as the running stitch, backstitch, outline stitch, couching, whipped running stitch, stem stitch, scroll stitch, coral stitch, and Portuguese Knotted Stem stitch.

? Chain Stitches ? considered as an old stitch. This is basically useful stitch in embroidering lines and curves. Stitches included in this category are chain stitch, split stitch, and wheat stitch.

? Detached Stitches and Knots ? these includes the detached chain stitch which is also known as ?lazy daisy? stitch, fly stitch and the French Knots.

? Buttonhole Stitches ? includes buttonhole stitch which can be used as decorative edges in your embroidery project; buttonhole wheels or eyelets which is used in creating eyelets or a design which needs cutting at the center; buttonhole shading which is also used as a filling stitch; detached buttonhole filling which is used in needle lace.

? Filling Stitches ? includes stitches such as the fishbone, satin stitch and flat stitch.

Truthfully, the only difference between you and Embroidery experts is time. If you’ll invest a little more time in reading, you’ll be that much nearer to expert status when it comes to Embroidery.

These are the basic stitches that you need to know when starting in embroidery. These are the most common stitches that you will use. Of course, if you are new to these, you need to look for tutorials and how to?s. You can mostly find tutorials of these stitches. Here?s where you can find them;

? Embroidery books. In most embroidery books for beginners, you will see instructions not just on how to embroider but also how to do each basic stitch. Diagrams and figures are also included in most of these books for easy understanding.

? Embroidery magazines. If you are collecting magazines about embroidery, you?d mostly find tutorials there.

? The Internet. If you don?t have time to look for books and magazines, you can always try the Internet. There are lots of websites on the net which offers easy-to-understand tutorials of basic embroidery stitches.

Now that you know what basic embroidery stitches you need to learn and where you can find tutorials for them, it is time you know why it is important to your project.

Basically, embroidery is composed of different stitches. And even if you see a complex stitch in a pattern, you should realize that it is most likely made up of two or more basic stitches. You see, these basic stitches are the foundation of even the most complex stitches in hand embroidery.

It is, therefore, important that you know the basics. And if you can do even the most complicated stitches using a combination of few basic stitches, then you can have the most beautiful embroidery project even for a beginner.

Besides, everything beautiful in this world needs basic components to be whole; and your embroidery project is not an exemption.

There’s a lot to understand about Embroidery. We were able to provide you with some of the facts above, but there is still plenty more to write about in subsequent articles.

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