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picture dictionary

Posted by on 24 Nov 2011 | Category:

This picture dictionary will help you to identify the stitches based on how they look. Hovering over the stitch picture will display the stitch name. Clicking over the picture will take you to the respective tutorial pages.

Back stitch family
back_stitch_index whipped_back_stitch_index threaded_back_stitch_index pekinese_back_stitch_index herringbone_ladder_filling_stitch_index
Blanket stitch family
blanket_stitch_index buttonhole_stitch_index whipped_buttonhole_stitch_index  double_blanket_stitch_index   closed_blanket_stitch_index
crossed_blanket_stitch_index buttonhole_wheel_index buttonhole_wheel_cup_index rossette_of_thorns_index  buttonhole_bar_stitch_index 
barb_stitch_index mirrored_buttonhole_index   german_knotted_index  blanket_stitch_honeycomb_index  
Chain stitch family
 chain_stitch_index whipped_chain_stitch_index double_chain_stitch_index magic_chain_stitch_index lazy_daisy_index
russian_stitch_index long_tailed_daisy_index  feathered_chain_stitch_index basque_stitch_index  petal_chain_stitch_index
reverse_chain_stitch_index heavy_chain_stitch_index braided_chain_stitch_index  zig_zag_chain_stitch_index cable_chain_stitch_index
twisted_chain_stitch_index alternating_twisted_chain_index  barred_chain_stitch_index  alternating_barred_chain_index  rossette_stitch_index
rope_stitch_index tulip_stitch_index  bulls_head_index  detached_wheatear_stitch_index  wheater_stitch_index
oyster_stitch_index butterfly_chain_stitch_index  raised_chain_band_index  knotted_chain_stitch_index  knotted_cable_chain_index
Chevron stitch family
chevron_stitch_index detached_chevron_stitch_index threaded_chevron_stitch_index mirrored_chevron_stitch_index stagerred_chevron_stitch_index
 double_chevron_stitch_index  chevron_filling_stitch_index      
Cross stitch family
cross_stitch_index double_cross_stitch_index       
Fishbone stitch family
fishbone_stitch_index  open_fishbone_stitch_index  flat_stitch_index  raised_fishbone_stitch_index  
Feather stitch family
feather_stitch_index closed_feather_stitch_index single_feather_stitch_index double_feather_stitch_index maidenhair_stitch_index
cretan_stitch_index  closed_cretan_stitch_index open_cretan_stitch_index knotted_cretan_stitch_index scottish_cretan_stitch_index
Fly stitch family
fly_stitch_index  whipped_fly_stitch_index closed_fly_stitch_index  plaited_fly_stitch_index  twisted_fly_stitch_index
Herringbone stitch family
herringbone_stitch_index threaded_herrigbone_stitch_index tacked_herringbone_stitch_index tied_herringbone_stitch_index laced_herringbone_stitch_index
 double_herringbone_stitch_index  twisted lattice band  interlaced_herringbone_index    
Knots family
french_knot_index pistil_stitch_index  colonial_knot_index  coral_stitch_index  scroll_stitch_index
 chinese_knot_index  pearl_knot_index bullion_knot_index  closed_pearl_knot_index  knotted_pearl_stitch_index
 palestrina_stitch_index reversed_palestrina_index triple_palestrina_stitch_index  basque_knot_index  sorbello_stitch_index
Running stitch family
running_stitch_index looped_running_stitch_index laced_running_stitch_index  interlaced_running_stitch_index  whipped_running_stitch_index
 eskimo_laced_edging_index  parallel_running_stitch_index  stepped_running_stitch_index  holbein_stitch_index  darning_stitch_index
 japanese_darning_stitch_index  seed_stitch_index      
Satin stitch family
satin_stitch_index whipped_satin_stitch_index  padded_satin_stitch_index  encraoching_satin_stitch_index  brick_stitch_index 
Stem stitch family
stem_stitch_index whipped_stem_stitch_index  outline_stitch_index  cable_stitch_index  split_stitch_index
portugese_stem_stitch_index japanese_stitch_index       
Straight stitch family
straight_stitch_index fern_stitch_index algerian_eyelet_index diamond_eyelet_stitch_index ray_stitch_index
radiating_stitch_index lantern_stitch_index eyelet_wheels_index eyelet_stitch_index rhodes_stitch_index
arrow_head_index arrow_head_threaded_index rice_stitch_index    
Weaving stitch family     
woven_circle_index woven_oval_index woven_spider_wheel_index whipped_spider's_wheel_index god's_eye_stitch
weaving_stitch_index woven_trellis_stitch_index  woven_bars_index     

interlaced herringbone stitch

Posted by on 20 Oct 2011 | Category:

This stitch is beautiful, made by weaving over the double herringbone stitch with another thread of same or different color. This stitch requires patience to learn. Once learnt, it will be very easy to do this stitch, and will never be forgotten! 🙂 Interlaced herringbone stitch forms one of the main stitches for one of the most popular indian embrodieries called Kutch work.

You need to know the double herringbone stitch to be able to continue with this tutorial. This tutorial is best understood by following the illustrations, without much dependence on the description.

double_herringbone_stitch …. Double herringbone stitch: First, make a row of double herringbone stitch as the base.
interlaced_herringbone_1   interlaced_herringbone_2
Fig 1: Bring the needle out with a contrasting colored thread from the left corner of the double herringbone stitch row. 
Observe that the stitch a-b and c-d lies over the stitch p-q. So, to weave, take the needle under the legs of p-q, as shown. This locks the thread in there.
  Fig 2: Now, take needle over the leg of c-d, again passing under p-q, and over the contrasting thread. Then, go under r-s.
interlaced_herringbone_3   interlaced_herringbone_4
Fig 3: Keep up with this procedure of weaving around the ‘crossings’  for the upper half of the double herringbone stitch.   Fig 4: When you reach the right end of the double herringbone stitch, turn around the needle, by weaving around, as illustrated.
interlaced_herringbone_5   interlaced_herringbone_6
Fig 5: We keep up with the same method of weaving, only this time, it is inverse, or upside down. Follow the illustrations to undertand how the needle goes up and down the stitches and threads in a perfect weave.   Fig 6: If you look at a single stitch ( x-y) of the double herringbone stitch, you will see how the threads have passed over and under it alternately.
interlaced_herringbone_7   interlaced_herringbone_8
Fig 7: Continue this process of weaving for the bottom half of the double cross stitch, until you reach back to the left end. End the weaving at the point from where you began from.   Fig 8: A perfect weave of the interlaced herringbone stitch should show up like this. 🙂

double herringbone stitch

Posted by on 06 Sep 2011 | Category:

Also known as: Indian herringbone stitch

This stitch lays foundation for many other complicated weavings and variations of herringbone stitch. Like the name suggests, it is a combination of two rows of herringbone stitches made over each other. It also forms an important part of one of the most famous of ethnic indian embroideries called Kutch work, a possible reason why it is also called the Indian herringbone stitch.

Herringbone stitch: First, make a row of herringbone stitch. This will form the foundation, over which we will do the second row of herringbone stitch, slightly woven into it.

double_herringbone_stitch_1 double_herringbone_stitch_2
Fig 1: Bring the needle out from A, put it in through B and then take the needle back out from C, like you would for a herringbone stitch. Make sure A, B and C lies in sync with the stitch points of the previous herringbone stitch, as illustrated.   Fig 2: Now, take your needle above the stitch A-B, but below the stitch of the previous herringbone row. This is an important process.
double_herringbone_stitch_3   double:herringbone_stitch_4
Fig 3: Continue with the similar process throughout.   Fig 4: A finished row of double herringbone stitch should show up like this, as though woven into each other. 🙂

laced herringbone stitch

Posted by on 12 Aug 2011 | Category:

Also known as: German interlacing stitch

This stitch requires a base of herringbone stitch, around which we weave using a contrasting colored thread. It is highly decorative and so makes a good stitch for borders.

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

Herringbone stitch: Make a row of herringbone stitch as the base.
laced_herringbone_stitch_1    laced_herringbone_stitch_2
Fig 1: Begin from the left end of the herringbone stitch row. Bring out a contrasting colored thread from the centre and take it up and down the ‘legs’ of the cross, as shown.   Fig 2: Go up and down the herringbone stitch and the working thread, like illustrated. We would be encircling each ‘crossing’ of the herringbone stitch.
laced_heringbone_stitch_3   laced_herringbone_stitch_4
Fig 3: After encircling the first ‘crossing’, we move to the next one.   Fig 4: Continue with the similar pattern of encircling before moving to the next ‘crossing’.
laced_herringbone_stitch_5   Fig 5: A portion of the finished laced herringbone stitch would look like this.

tied herringbone stitch

Posted by on 21 Jun 2011 | Category:

Also known as : Knotted herringbone stitch, Coral knotted herringbone stitch

This stitch is done over a base of herringbone stitch. It is an incorporation of coral stitch over herringbone stitch.

You need to know herringbone stitch and coral stitch to be able to do the tied herringbone stitch.

Herringbone stitch: Make a base of herringbone stitch.
tied_herringbone_stitch_1 …. tied_herringbone_stitch_2
Fig 1: Now using a contrasting thread,  begin by bringng out the needle from the right end of the herringbone stitch, as shown. Now,  start working the coral stitch from right to left. Instead of going through the fabric each time to make a knot, we go under each ‘cross’ of the herringbone stitch. The knot will form over the crossing.   Fig 2: A finished row of tied herringbone would look like this.


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