Posts Tagged 'knot stitch'

loop stitch

Posted by on 24 Jun 2011 | Category:

This stitch is a very simple stitch, which does not incorporate knots, but loops.  It is worked from right to left.

I will be working over a single stitch line.

pearl_knot_1 …. pearl_knot_2
Fig 1: Begin by bringing out the needle at the right end on the stitch line, at a point A. Then, take the needle through B, which lies on the stitch line and bring it out from C, a point right below B.   Fig 2: Now, before pulling the stitch A-B tight, take the needle under it as shown. Do not pluck the fabric underneath.
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pearl_knot_3   pearl_knot_4
Fig 3: Pull the needle out completely to get the first knot. Then, again, take the needle in through D, which lies on the stitch line and bring it out through E, a point right below D. The shorter this stitch, the more ’round’ and ‘pearled’ the look.
Continue the procedure for the entire length of the stitch line.
  Fig 4: A completed row of pearl stitch would look like this.
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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
index    

B
   
    Back stitch
    Back stitched spider’s web
    Barred chain
    Barred witch stitch
    Basque knot
    Basque loop stitch
    Basque stitch
    Blanket stitch
    Blind knot
    Braided chain stitch
    Bulls head
    Bullion knot
    Bullion stitch
    Butterfly chain 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
    Cretan stitch
    Crewel stitch
    Cross stitch
    Crossed blanket stitch
    Crossed fly stitch filling
index    
D    
    Damask stitch
    Darning stitch
    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
   
    Encroaching satin stitch
index    
F    
    Feather stitch
    Feathered chain
    Figure 8 knot
    Fishbone stitch
    Flat stitch
    Fly stitch
    Fly stitch filling
    Forbidden stitch
    French knot
index    

G
   
    German interlacing stitch
    German 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
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I
   
    Indian herringbone stitch
    Interlaced band
    Interlaced herringbone stitch
    Interlaced running stitch
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J    
    Japanese stitch

K
   
    Knot stitch
    Knotted cable chain stitch
    Knotted chain stitch
    Knotted cretan stitch
    Knotted herringbone stitch
    Knotted loop stitch
    Knotted pearl stitch
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L
   
    Laced herringbone stitch
    Laced running stitch
    Ladder stitch
    Lazy daisy
    Leviathan stitch
    Line stitch
    Long armed feather stitch
    Long french knot
    Long tailed daisy
    Looped running stitch
index    

M
   
    Magic chain stitch
    Maidenhair 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
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P
   
    Paded satin stitch
    Palestrina stitch
    Parallel running stitch
    Pearl knot
    Pekinese stitch
    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
    Side to side stem stitch
    Slipped detached chain
    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
    Square chain stitch
    Square stitch
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T
   
    Tacked herringbone stitch
    Tambour stitch
    Tete de la boeuf
    Threaded back stitch
    Threaded herringbone stitch
    Tied coral stitch
    Tied herringbone stitch
    Triple palestrina
    Tulip stitch
    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    
V    
    Vandyke chain stitch
index    

W
   
    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    

bullion knot

Posted by on 01 Dec 2009 | Category:

Also known as: bullion stitch, caterpillar stitch, coil stitch, knot stitch, post stitch, worm stitch, porto rico rose, grub knot

This is an interesting stitch used to make simple motifs. I would say that this is an ‘elongated’ knot which can be used liberally to group together and make dense textures. This stitch gives an embossed look, contibuting to the brazilian embroidery that uses stitches of 3D nature. :)

Note to use a Milliners needle for this stitch. A milliners needle has the same thickness throughout its length, thus making the passing of the wound thread through the needle easy. You will be saving a lot of frustration by using this needle. :D

bullion_knot_1       bullion_knot_2
Fig 1: Bring the needle out through A and put the needle through B at a desired length.   Fig 2: Now, bring the needle out through A again. Then, wind the thread around the needle as shown. The  distance of wound thread should measure the same as the distance between A and B.
Too many or too less wraps will spoil the stitch.
     
bullion_knot_3   bullion_knot_4
Fig 3: Then, hold the wrapped thread with your fingers and pull the needle out with the other finger. Keep pulling the needle completely in an upward direction till the wraps lay on the fabric as shown above. Adjust and straighten the wraps if required and put in the needle back through B.   Fig 4: The finished bullion stitch would look like this. 

coral stitch

Posted by on 09 Sep 2009 | Category:

Also known as: German knot, Snail trail

This stitch is done from right to left. The knots fall in between a trail of straight stitch. This stitch can be used for various different types of embroideries, especially in making stem patterns.

I will be working on a curved stitch line to show the flexibility of the stitch.

coral stitch 1   coral stitch 2
Fig 1: Bring out the needle out from A. Put in the needle through B and bring it out from C, both which lie on either side of the stitch line.   Fig 2: Loop the thread around the needle as shown.
     
coral stitch 3   Fig 3: Pull out the needle and you will see a knot formed. continue with the procedure of making knots.
     
coral stitch 4
Fig 4: A completed line of coral stitch would look like this. It gives a feeling of a thread docked down with tiny stitches. :D

french knot

Posted by on 04 Aug 2009 | Category:

French knot is one of the easiest of all knots. Interestingly, however, it is often hailed as the one of the most difficult-to-handle or difficult-to-do stitches. This, so much so, that learners often end up hating to do this stitch. I personally feel it is one of the most creatively use-able stitches once learnt, and not much of a deal.

This stitch can be used to do little flowers, or as a filling stitch to fill in small circles and centre of flowers. Many closely done french knots can give a ‘woolly’ appearance and can be used creatively. You use both hands to do this stitch, so I would advise you read the instructions also to understand the illustrations. :)

 french_knot_1   french_knot_2
Fig 1: Bring the needle out through A.   Fig 2: Now, place the needle close to the fabric. Wrap the thread around it twice, as shown.
     
french_knot_3   french_knot_4
Fig 3: Keep the longer end of the thread pulled with your fingers while putting the needle back in a point just close to A or even through A. 
This is probably what you have to master. The trick is: if you are holding the needle with your right hand fingers, wrap the thread and hold it pulled with your left hand fingers. Vice versa.  This makes it easy to pull back the needle without the risk of pulling out of the wrapped thread, to put it back into the point A. If this seems difficult for you, try this: after wrapping the thread, turn the needle around about 180 degrees and then try to put it in A or near A.
         Fig 4:Pull down the needle through the fabric. You will see your first french knot formed. 

 

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