Embroidery is an artistic craftsmanship that involves your creativity, passion, originality, uniqueness, and knowledge as to different ideas of stitches and how you will apply them in a textile. It is important to keep the basic stitches as your fundamental learnings so you can able to stitch marvelous designs when you combine these kinds of stitches.
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However, you should have the background on what stitch to do since it affects the embroidery that you are creating. There are several factors to consider in which embroidery stitch to use for every design, motif, and style of your stitches so that it will make your tapestry look great.
We labeled at least 8 among the popular techniques in embroidery designs and you may refer to this list as your guide to know what stitches are applicable to your ideas and designs. Try to combine any of these techniques and create meaningful pieces of work-of-art.
- Running Stitch
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In plotting the outline of your design, you may start putting a traced mark using the running stitches. Just floss the needle in and out of the fabric to create even spaces and lines of thread. Make sure that the lines are consistent in their position and length so that it will appear to synchronize and beautiful.
- Basic Blanket Stitch
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A blanket stitch is a useful embroidery technique that forms the beautiful edges of your masterpiece. It also secures the edges to remove the unnecessary raveled thread and keep the textile look neat. This is a nice technique to try especially if you’re practicing your consistency in sewing.
- Back Stitch
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Some embroidery designs involve artistic calligraphies using creative stitching patterns so that you can able to portray the image that you desire. It is literally called as a backstitch technique since you will start doing the stitch from the left to the right whereas the typical stitching starts from the right to left.
- Split Stitch
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This stitch was derived from a running and back stitch but eventually, it is improved to bring more uniqueness to the needlework designs. It appears like a continuous braid of thread and it leaves no gap of the thread. That’s why this particular stitch was useful in filling the area of an image or bold text to emphasize and make it look noticeable.
- Satin Stitch
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A satin stitch was technically a filling sewing technique also same as the split stitch. However, the satin stitch can actually fill out the whole area easily with no loop to loop sewing. When you create an image and it needs to be colored using a thread, you may use this technique for that type of design.
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To make your stitch a little bit intermediate and artistic, you may try this chain style stitches. It typically resembles a loop to loop technique because you create series of loops that are interconnected as to each other. This can be used for any designs and illustrations since this technique is flexible to any edges.
- Lady Daisy
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One of the popular stitches for floral ornament tapestry is the detached chain stitch or also known as the lady daisy. You will form series of petals maybe five to seven to come up with a flower. You can able to produce a design by stitching multiple lady daisies to make it look amazing. You may also try to create a bigger version of this stitch and use the satin technique to color the inner area of the flower.
- Van Dyke Stitch
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This is a hybrid style of stitching technique whereas you have to form a crisscross stitch so that you will be able to produce this stitch. It is typically used to secure the stitch of the needlework and make it look embedded on the textile. This may look tricky at the first sight but it’s just a piece of cake when you already learn how to start doing it then repeatedly making the stitch on the fabric.
What extra ornaments to add in your embroidery?
Invigorate your mindset and try to add more twist and fun to your embroidery masterpiece. You can actually combine the stitches with incredibly splendid blend of colorful flosses, sequins, beads, and glitters so that it will enhance the featured image and emboss the design in an appealing way.
Don’t hesitate to experiment with what comes to your head and express it the way you wanted since the art of embroidery takes several steps before you can create a wonderful craft. Keep in mind all of the techniques so that you can able to have a better quality tapestry.
Actually, you can even evolve these basic stitches and come up with an exciting design. The greater your mastery in remembering all of these techniques, the more beautiful your designs will appear.