Posts Tagged 'satin stitch'

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     

japanese stitch

Posted by on 11 Oct 2010 | Category:

This variation of stem stitch family looks like satin stitch. The technique used is that of outline stitch, the only difference being that every successive stitch is made within a short gap difference. The tutorial will make it clearer to you.

I will work on an open space to demonstrate this stitch. This stitch cannot be carried out like the other stem stitch varities, in a straight line. Japanese stitch can be used for simple fillings of geometrical nature. It is generally used to depict larger areas of landscape like, water.

japanese_stitch_1      Fig 1: Bring the needle out through A. Now, put the needle in through B and bring it out through C.This process is similar to outline stitch. Only, make sure that C lies at a closer distance to A, and not exactly between A-B like it would in outline stitch.
japanese_stitch_2   Fig 2: Continue this process of stitching.
japanese_stitch_3   Fig 3: A finished series of this stitch would look like this. You will see that though it uses the outline stitch process, it looks like satin stitch.

flat stitch

Posted by on 24 May 2010 | Category:

This stitch has technical similarities to the fishbone stitch and the opened fishbone stitch. The difference is that this stitch cannot give sharp ends, and therefore, is not  ideal for leaves with tapering ends. Instead, this is one of  the best stitches to fill in flower petals.

I will be working on a petal shaped pattern to demonstrate. The pattern has been divided into four by two lines inside. The lines are called A,B,C and D.

flat_stitch_1     flat_stitch_2
Fig 1: Bring the needle out from the line A and put it in through line C. Give it a slight slant, but not too much.   Fig 2: Bring the needle out through line D and put it in through the line B. Again, bring out the needle through A and continue the procedure. Remember to keep the stitches close to each other.
flat_stitch_3   flat_stitch_4
Fig 3: The trick for a neat pattern is to keep the points on A and D parallel with each other. Similarly, keep the points on B and C parallel to each other. Half way through, our pattern will look like this.   Fig 4: The completed pattern will look like this.

encroaching satin stitch

Posted by on 18 Jan 2010 | Category:

This type of satin stich is used to cover a larger area of  pattern. This allows smaller and tighter satin stitches to be used instead of long and sagy ones. The pattern is broken up into smaller horizontal or vertical sections. Then, each section, at a time, is covered with satin stitch. The important thing to remember is that the satin stitch in the next row will always begin from between the two stitches from the previous row. This kind of stitch can be used wonderully with threads of different shades.

You need to know the satin stitch to be able to do this stitch. I will work on a leaf pattern.

encroaching_satin_stitch_1            encroaching_satin_stitch_2
Fig 1: I first divide the leaf pattern into sections. I have done 4 sections. This is to aid your stitching and also this tutorial. But, once you learn this stitch, making such sections is only a choice of convenience.   Fig 2: Bring the needle out from the edge of the first stitch line as in the illustration. Every stitch will be done straight. 
 encroaching_satin_stitch_3    encroaching_satin_stitch_4
Fig 3: Now, start doing the satin stitch to fill in the first section of the leaf. Such smaller satin stitches are more durable and good to look at.   Fig 4: Once you finish one section, it will look like this. Continue and bring the needle out from the second stitch line to fill the second section.
 encroaching_satin_stitch_5    encroaching_satin_stitch_6
Fig 5: You continue to fill up the next section with satin stitch as well. The only thing to be careful about is to set the stitches between two stitches of the previous section. See the illustration.   Fig 6: You continue the procedure of ‘encroaching’ between the stitches of the previous sections where they share the same stitch line. This is what gives the stitch its name.
 encroaching_satin_stitch_7   Fig 7: A finished pattern of leaf will look like this. If you click on the image, you will get a zoomed version where you can probably make out the ‘encroachments’. 🙂

padded satin stitch

Posted by on 13 Jan 2010 | Category:

This is satin stitch with a little embossed or dimensional look. This is because we first give the pattern a little padding at the base before doing the satin stitch. I will  illustrate this stitch using a leaf pattern.

You need to know any basic straight line stitch like chain stitchoutline stitch , or  back stitch, to do the outlining. You also need to know the satin stitch.

padded_satin_stitch_1   padded_satin_stitch_2
Fig 1: First, stitch an outline of the pattern to be done. I have used chain stitch to outline, but you can use any straight stitch like the back stitch or the outline stitch.   Fig 2: Once the outline is done, fill the inside of the pattern with straight stitches. You can fill it up with chain stitch too. The idea is to give a padding for the satin stitch that we will be doing, so we need not make this stitch to cover the pattern entirely.
padded_satin_stitch_3       padded_satin_stitch_4
Fig 3: Once that is done, do the satin stitch to cover the pattern. The needle needs to go in and out of the fabric from outside the chain stitch.   Fig 4: The completed pattern will look like this.  😀

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