Posts Tagged 'stem 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
split_back_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
 open_chain_stitch_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
 crossed_fly_stitch_filling_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     

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
index    

I
   
    Indian herringbone stitch
    Interlaced band
    Interlaced herringbone stitch
    Interlaced running stitch
index    
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
index    

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
index    

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
index    

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    

portuguese stem stitch

Posted by on 04 Feb 2010 | Category:

This stem stitch looks sophisticated after being completed. It is not though. It follows a simple stem stitch technique with a little extra loopings between each stitch.

I will work on a slightly curved stitch line to demonstrate this stitch to you. You need to know the stem stitch to be able to do this stitch.

portugese_stem_stitch   portugese_stem_stitch_ 2
Fig 1: We start with a single stem stitch. Bring the needle out through A, take it in through B and out through C.   Fig 2: Now, take the needle under the stitch A-B without pluckign the fabric beneath. Make sure the needle comes out from the left side of the point C, as shown. This makes a loop around the stitch A-B.
     
portugese_stem_stitch_ 3      portugese_stem_stitch_ 4
Fig 3: Make another similar loop around the stitch A-B, keeping it towards the left of the previous loop. So, we get two loops.   Fig 4: Now, make the next stem stitch. After making both loops, continue to take the needle in through D and bring it out through E. Then, make the two loops. Make sure the loops encircle both A-B and C-D.
     
portugese_stem_stitch_ 5   portugese_stem_stitch_ 6
Fig 5: Half way through, our portugese stem stitch would look like this. It gives out a complicated look.   Fig 6: A full curved stitch line woud look like this. Observe how the stitch shows up at the two curves.

bluework lessons

Posted by on 08 Aug 2009 | Category:

This is just to give a feel on how bluework will look like.

Bluework and redwork share the same history. Only that, bluework came as a successor to redwork when a new colorfast blue thread was available in the market. Later, a lot many other colors came into availability and many other threads were experimented with. Contemporarily, bluework has been done in many shades of blue in a single design. I have used anchor thread number 0162 to work on the below given design.

Here is a step by step procedure on how this  design was completed in bluework. Click on the stitch names to go to the lessons of each stitch.

bluework_1   bluework_2
I have traced the design to a white cotton fabric using carbon paper.
 
bluework_3 Back stitch:
I began by making the girl’s face, hands and feet using this stitch.
bluework_4 Lazy daisy:
The flower pattern on the frock is done in lazy daisy. I also made the girl’s eyes and ribbons using this stitch.
bluework_5 French knot:
The best way to fill in dots or small circles is using french knots, which I did on the frock, at the centre of each flower pattern.
bluework_6 Outline stitch:
The outline stitch was used  for the frock, shawl, and hat as it would give a thicker easy flowing look.
bluework_7 Split stitch:
The split stitch looked good for the hair as it would give a thicker look. Two strands of the blue floss were taken and doubled, so that the ‘spliting’ is easy.
bluework_8 Running stitch:
The design on the shawl was apt for a running stitch.
bluework_9 Straight stitch:
I added finer details to the girl by making single straight stitches (single running stitch). I made its eyebrows, eyelashes and the stem pattern on the frock using straight stitches.
bluework_10 Stem stitch:
I used this stitch to do the flowers.
bluework_11 Our finished ‘dutch girl’ would look like this.Click on the image for a bigger version. 

Note: This design helped me to incorporate all the stitches traditionally used in redwork and bluework helping me to explain this lesson to you. Contemporarily, different kinds of straight stitches can be used to work these embroideries.This free design called ‘dutch girl’  has been borrowed from needlecrafter.com.

redwork lessons

Posted by on 08 Aug 2009 | Category:

 
In this tutorial, the step by step process on how I went about finishing this design is mentioned. You may click on the stitch name to go to the lessons of those stitches. I have used anchor thread number 47.

redwork_1   redwork_2
I have traced the design to a white cotton fabric using carbon paper.
 
redwork_3 Back stitch:
I began to start the embroidery with back stitch. Personally, I felt it will be good to make the girl’s legs, hands and face using this stitch.
redwork_4 Outline stitch:
The outline stitch was used  for the frock as it would give a thicker straight looking flow stitch.
redwork_5 Running stitch:
The design on the girl’s frock was apt for a running stitch. Usually, running stitch is good for making strawberry seeds. I used this stitch to even do the glow around the candle light.
redwork_6 Lazy daisy:
All the flower pattern in this design is done in lazy daisy. The girl’s yawning mouth is also done using a single lazy daisy.
redwork_7 Stem stitch:
Just to demonstrate the stitch, I decided to incorporate this into the candle stand.
redwork_8 Split stitch:
I felt the split stitch was apt for the hair as it would give a thicker fuller stitch. I took two strands of the red floss and doubled it, so that the ‘spliting’ is easy.
redwork_9 French knot:
The best way to fill in dots or small circles is using french knots, which I did on the frock and at the centre of each flower pattern.
redwork_10 Straight stitch:
Finally, I gave the finishing touch to the girl by making single straight stitches (single running stitch). I made its eyebrows, eyes, knees, and inside of ribbon using single straight stitches.
redwork_11 Our finished ‘sleepytime girl’ looks like this. :)Click on the image for a bigger version. 

 

Note: This design helped me to incorporate all the stitches traditionally used in redwork and bluework helping me to explain this lesson to you. Contemporarily, different kinds of straight stitches can be used to work these embroideries. This free design called ‘sleepytime girls’  has been borrowed from needlecrafter.com.

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