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threaded arrow head stitch

Posted by on 30 Apr 2013 | Category:

This is a decorative version of the arrow head stitch. Again, it can be used to creative beautiful out linings or borders.

You need to know the arrow head stitch to be able to continue with this tutorial.

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Fig 1: Make a horizontal row of arrow head stitches.   Fig 2: Now, bring the needle out with a contrasting thread, from one end, as shown. Pass it under the two arrow head stitches as in the picture.
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Fig 3: Turn around and pass it under the two arrow head stitches and the next stitch, as illustrated.   Fig 4: Repeat the process for the rest of the row.
arrow_head_threaded_stitch_5   Fig 5: A finished row looks like this. Each angle of the arrow head stitch would be circled by the contrasting thread that was woven around it.

arrow head stitch

Posted by on 08 Apr 2013 | Category:

This stitch can be easily done to make a variety of effects. As the name suggests, two straight stitches are connected to form an arrow shape. A series of such arrows can create nice looking borders or can be creatively used in pattern designing. These arrows can be used horizontally to form easy zig zag patterns too. It can also take on curves pretty well.

You need to know the straight stitch to be able to continue. This stitch will be illustrated between 3 parallel curved stitch lines- A, B, C.  

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Fig 1: Start by bringing out the needle through a point in A. Take the needle at an angle through a point in B.   Fig 2: Now, bring the needle out through a point in C and back to the point in B. This makes an arrow. Continue this process in a vertical manner.
arrow_head_stitch_3   Fig 3: A row of arrow head stitch looks like this.
arrow_head_stitch_4   Fig 4: Arrow head stitch can also be made horizontally. Stitch A-B, C- B. Then, stitch C-D, E-D. And so on…