Posts Tagged 'hand embroidery'

contribute your hand embroidery

Posted by on 30 Nov 2013 | Category:

We have been working on our hand embroidery ebook and we would like it to feature some of your works as samples. Please contribute your embroidery work as attachments in the reply/comment box below. 

Try to upload the images in the highest possible quality, and remember to mention the stitches used, along with your name and location. Selected images will be  featured in the book with due credits, and the featured contributors will be gifted a copy of the ebook.

Check out some of the user samples at the pictured comments page.

hand embroidery - user sample
Sample from Maria Tenorio

Sarah’s Hand Embroidery E-Book

187 of 210 Stitches [89%]

staggered chevron stitch

Posted by on 22 Oct 2013 | Category:

This is just a ‘fun’ variation of the regular chevron stitch. The stitch technique remains same, but creates an asymmetric effect. 

You need to know the chevron stitch to be able to understand this tutorial. 

staggered_chevron_stitch Fig 1: Follow the chevron stitch technique, but don’t keep between two stitch lines. Bring about a disorganization in the stitch to create this effect. 

detached chevron stitch

Posted by on 17 Oct 2013 | Category:

If you already know chevron stitch, this stitch is quite self explained and easy. Detached chevron stitch is just a segment of the chevron stitch, that looks like a ‘pi’ sign.  :) 

detached_chevron_stitch_1      detached_chevron_stitch_2
Fig 1: Bring the needle out through A. Go diagonally in through B and out through C, as shown.    Fig 2: Now, take the needle in through D. B should lie midway between C-D. Come back out through B. 
detached_chevron_stitch_3   Fig 3: Finish it off as shown to get a pattern like this. 

TOI features Sarah’s Embroidery

Posted by on 30 Sep 2013 | Category:

Times of India featured our hand embroidery tutorials in their bookmarks section:

Sarah's Hand Embroidery featured in Times of India


Sarah's Hand Embroidery featured in Times of India


Thanks to all our readers for the encouragement and feedback :)

Rocksea and Sarah


bonnet stitch

Posted by on 23 Jul 2013 | Category:

This stitch is very decorative and easy to do. Bonnet stitch is worked from right to left. I will work between two straight parallel lines to show this stitch. 


bonet_stitch_1     bonet_stitch_2
Fig 1: Start by bringing out the needle from point A in the lower stitch line. Then, Take the needle in through B and out through C, both slightly angled from A, as shown.    Fig 2: Now, take the needle from under the the stitch A-B, without plucking the fabric beneath, as shown.
bonet_stitch_3   bonet_stitch_4
Fig 3: Pull out the needle and see a twisted effect happening. Next, put the needle in through A and out through D, a point directly below C. Loop the thread under the needle and pull out the needle.     Fig 4: Begin the next stitch, by taking the needle in through E and out through F. There is a slight gap between C and E. 
bonet_stitch_5   bonet_stitch_6
Fig 5: Observe how the needle goes out of the stitch near D before going in through the fabric at G. Keep on with this procedure.    Fig 6: A finished row looks like this. 

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