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stitch dictionary

Posted by on 06 Jun 2010 | Category:

The stitch dictionary is arranged in alphabetical order and will help you to go to a stitch directly. Just click on the alphabet given in the index to go to the stitch beginning with that alphabet. Some stitches are known by multiple names and all names are included here. Hovering over the stitch names will give you the most common name by which the stitch is known.


A .B . C . D . E .F .G . H I . J . K . L . M .N . O .P . Q.R . S . T . U .V .W .X . Y .Z


A
Alternating barred chain
Alternating twisted chain stitch
Antwerp edging stitch
index

B
Back stitch
Back stitched spider’s web
Barb stitch
Barred chain
Barred witch stitch
Basket stitch
Basque knot
Basque loop stitch
Basque stitch
Blanket stitch
Blanket stitch honeycomb
Blanket stitch scallops
Blind knot
Bonnet stitch
Braided chain stitch
Berwick stitch
Bulls head
Bullion knot
Bullion stitch
Butterfly chain stitch
Buttonhole bar stitch
Buttonhole stitch
Buttonhole wheel
Buttonhole wheel cup
index

C
Cable chain stitch
Cable stitch
Chain stitch
Catch stitch
Caterpillar stitch
Checkered chain band
Chequered chain stitch
Chiara stitch
Chinese knot
Chinese stitch
Closed blanket stitch
Closed cretan stitch
Closed feather stitch
Closed fly stitch
Closed pearl stitch
Coil stitch
Colonial knot
Coral stitch
Coral knotted herringbone stitch
Crested Chain Stitch
Cretan stitch
Crewel stitch
Cross stitch
Crossed blanket stitch
Crossed fly stitch filling
index
D
Damask stitch
Darning stitch
Danish knot
Detached chain stitch
Detached wheat ear stitch
Double blanket stitch
Double chain stitch
Double cross stitch
Double feather stitch
Double herringbone stitch
Double knot stitch
Double running stitch
index

E
Eastern stitch
Encroaching satin stitch
index
F
Feather stitch
Feathered chain
Figure 8 knot
Fishbone stitch
Fishnet stitch
Flat stitch
Fly stitch
Fly stitch filling
Four-legged knot stitch
Forbidden stitch
French knot
index

G
German interlacing stitch
German knot
German knotted blanket stitch
Ghiordes knot
God’s eye stitch
Grub knot
index

H
Half crossed blanket stitch
Head of the bull stitch
Heavy braid chain stitch
Heavy chain stitch
Herringbone stitch
Herringbone Ladder filling stitch
Holbein stitch
index

I
Indian edging stitch
Indian herringbone stitch
Interlaced band
Interlaced herringbone stitch
Interlaced running stitch
index
J
Japanese stitch

K
Knot stitch
Knot stitch edging
Knotted cable chain stitch
Knotted chain stitch
Knotted cretan stitch
Knotted diamond stitch
Knotted herringbone stitch
Knotted loop stitch
Knotted pearl stitch
index

L
Laced cretan stitch
Laced herringbone stitch
Laced running stitch
Ladder stitch
Lazy daisy
Leaf stitch
Leviathan stitch
Line stitch
Long armed feather stitch
Long french knot
Long tailed daisy
Looped running stitch
index

M
Magic chain stitch
Maidenhair stitch
Mirrored blanket stitch
Mossoul stitch
index

N

O
Ojo de Dios
Old english knot stitch
Open chain stitch
Open cretan stitch
Open fishbone stitch
Open loop stitch
Opened fishbone stitch
Outline stitch
Oyster stitch
index

P
Paded satin stitch
Palestrina stitch
Parallel running stitch
Pearl knot
Pekinese stitch
Pendant couching
Persian stitch
Petal chain stitch
Pistil knot
Plaited fly stitch
Plaited stitch
Point de cable
Point de chainette
Point de riz
Point de sable
Porto rico rose
Portugese stem stitch
Post stitch
index
Q
Queen anne stitch, The

R
Raised chain band
Raised fishbone stitch
Raised spider’s web wheel
Reverse chain stitch
Reversed Palestrina
Ribbed spider wheel
Rice stitch
Rice grain stitch
Roman chain stitch
Rope stitch
Rossette stitch
Russian chain stitch
Running stitch
index

S
Satin stitch
Scottish cretan stitch
Scroll stitch
Seed stitch
Seeding stitch
Shaped blanket stitch scallops
Side to side stem stitch
Slipped detached chain
Sinhalese chain stitch
Single feather stitch
Smyrna stitch
Smyrna cross stitch
Snail trail
Sorbello stitch
Split back stitch
Split stitch
Stalk stitch
Stepped running stitch
Stem stitch
Straight stitch
Surface couching
Surrey stitch
Square chain stitch
Square stitch
index

T
Tacked herringbone stitch
Tailored blanket stitch
Tambour stitch
Tete de la boeuf
Threaded back stitch
Threaded herringbone stitch
Tied coral stitch
Tied herringbone stitch
Triple palestrina
Tulip stitch
Turkey rug knot
Twilling stitch
Twisted chain stitch
Twisted daisy border stitch
Twisted fly stitch
Twisted lattice band
Two sided line stitch
Two sided stroke stitch
index
U
  Underside Couching
  Up and down blanket stitch
V
Vandyke chain stitch
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W
Wave stitch
Wheat ear stitch
Weaving stitch
Whipped back stitch
Whipped buttonhole stitch
Whipped chain stitch
Whipped fly stitch
Whipped running stitch
Whipped satin stitch
Whipped spider wheel
Whipped stem stitch
Witch stitch
Worm stitch
Woven bar
Woven circle
Woven oval
Woven spider wheel
Woven trellis stitch
index
X
Y
Y stitch

Z
Zig zag cable chain stitch
Zig Zag chain stitch
index

herringbone ladder filling stitch

Posted by on 10 Mar 2009 | Category:

Also known as : Interlaced Band

This variety is similar to that of the stepped running stitch (variety 2) and takes a braided effect. It is done over two parallel lines of ‘stepped’ back stitches. Such a foundation helps to create braid like effects.

stepped back stitch
Stepped back stitch: Lay the foundation by doing two parallel back stitches. ‘Step’ the second as illustrated.Note that by stepping the two parallel stitches, A1 falls in the mid point of A2 and B2. Similary, B2 falls in the mid point of A1 and B1.

 


   
herringbone ladder filling stitch       herringbone ladder filling stitch 2
Fig 1: Take another thread and bring it out through A2. Take it under A2-B2 and then under A1-B1, from the bottom. Make sure not to pluck the fabric underneath.   Fig 2: Continue the needle from beneath the thread, to take it under B2-C2, as shown.

   
herringbone ladder filling stitch 3   herringbone ladder filling stitch 4
Fig 3: Take the needle  from beneath the thread and pass it under B1-C1, from the bottom.   Fig 4: Continue this ‘twisted’ pattern to give it a final braided effect. Remember to take the needle always beneath the thread before going under the back stitches.

   
herringbone ladder filling stitch 5
Fig 5: The completed pattern would look like this. Note how the herringbones between the backstitches grow out and close in at the two curves.

 

basic stitches

Posted by on 01 Jan 2009 | Category:

Stitching or sewing has a history dating back to the prehistoric times. It is believed, with archaeological evidences, that sewing must have come into being since the stone ages, when people had begun to sew to attach pieces of animal skin using needles made of bones, antlers and ivory. They probably must have used threads made of animal parts like veins.

As the times progressed and sewing started to become an integral part of life, not only newer methods of sewing styles developed, but many other materials were tried as needles and threads. For many thousands of years, sewing or stitching was done exclusively by hands. Later, machines which helped to assist sewing and weaving were developed. The invention of sewing machines in 19th century and computerization in the 20th century, led to a revolution in the textile industry with mass production of sewn objects.

Although sewing or stitching is commonly associated with clothing and fabrics, it must not be forgotten that this skill is used in many other craft areas like making shoes, bags, sporting goods and all those things associated with attaching pieces of fabric. Sewing also comprises a wider range of art in the textile industry like embroidery, tapestry, quilting, applique, weaving etc…

This tutorial will deal with one of such arts: hand embroidery, which is very much practiced even today in spite of all the invasion of machine-made,
‘perfect’ sewn objects. It should be admitted, though, that it is a dying art with hobbyists finding lesser time and patience. On the flip side, hand embroidery is an important means of livelihood to many people in different countries.

There are more than 400 types of different stitches from around the globe and even more types of hand embroideries. When certain stitches are combined in certain ways to create a certain style of stitching, it is known as hand embroidery. The stitches and associated hand embroideries can speak volumes of the history of its people, culture and times.

This section of the tutorial will teach you the various stitches. These stitches are categorized based on certain families they belong to. These families are distinguished based on the nature of technique used to create a parrticular stitch. It is possible that some stitches belong to more than one family, but effort has been made to minimize the confusion. 

Hand sewing is an art to be perfected with patience and perseverance. It helps us in creative expression and ultimately gives us a satisfaction that most
other hobbies can give. Happy learning…happy stitching. 🙂
 

sarah’s hand embroidery tutorials

Posted by on 26 Dec 2008 | Category:

To begin with, it is always nice that we start with the history of things. When did embroidery begin cannot be really told though we can only assume that it has been around ever since man began to cloth himself. Every culture had developed the art of needlework, from egyptians, to the moors, to the indians, to the chinese. There had also been exchange of the art of embroidery between cultures and countries over the ages and each one took them to mix it with their tastes and brought forth an enhanced version.

If we were to start learning the different embroideries of the world, it would take us more than a lifetime. This is what I realised through my short research so far in the world of embroidery. The art with thread and needle has been an ongoing and evolving process since man began to cloth himself. Many hand embroidery styles and knowledge must have been lost through the ages, but some of them have still remained to pull on to stay alive in a world dictated by machines.

To learn embroidery, it is essential that we start with the knowledge of the simplest of stitches. Every embroidery or embroidery style comprises of one or more combinations of different stitches. For instance, the ethnic Kasuti work of India and the Black work of Europe consists of the Holbein stitch, which is an enhanced version of the simple running stitch. So, the ‘Basic Stitches’ section will consist of all the basic and simple stitches categorised into different family of stitches. The ‘Embroidery’ section will consist of different embroideries that uses the stitches that has already been displayed in the ‘Basic Stitches’ section. This way, you should be able to learn how different stitches can be used in practical embroidery work.

I will post a stitch every 3-4 days, and a new embroidery style every 1 – 2 months. The lessons will be illustrative. So, in cases where the words don’t help, just refer to the pictures to follow  the logics and methods of a stitch. You can click on each image of the basic stitch tutorial to see an enlarged and clearer version.:)

The basic stitches and embroideries will be shown on the side bar over the right hand side. In the ‘Basic stitches’ section, I  will start with the most basic stiches and move to more complex ones. So, for beginners, they can follow the order of stitches starting from the top. The ‘Embroidery’ section will have different embroidery styles, each with its own history and lessons to follow.

hand embroidery You would require the following things to begin the lessons:


1. Fabric- A piece of cotton fabric to practice your stitches. When you go through embroidery section, the type and kind of fabric will be specified.
2. A pair of scissors.
3. A set of needles – quilting needles, long needles, tapestry needles, straw needle. These needles have different lengths and thickness and can be used dependig on the type of fabric and thread being used. The tapestry needle is usually used to do embroidery without piercing the fabric.

4. Threads- For basic stitches, a few colorful cotton ‘anchor’ branded  threads or floss can be used. The embroidery section will specify if there is a requirement for any specific kind of thread.

5. A fabric holding ring-  to hold the fabric tight for better stitching. I don’t use a ring, though, for my embroideries. So, I presonally feel it is not a must, but maybe a convenience to some of you.

hand embroidery sample : couching method