Sunday, May 13, 2018

An Insight into Stitchery Patterns

Alyssa Moylan is here to share some fun ideas on Stitchery Patterns. Check out these fun and useful hints.

Stitchery is artistic work on a fabric using thread and a needle. The word “Stitchery” might sound a little modern but the concept is way too traditional. Stitchery patterns include all types of thread and needle work - done on the background of a fabric. Generally, various types of stitchery are done through the same type of stitches, but on different kinds of fabric using varied threads.

Equipment Used for Stitchery Are as Follow:

  • Threads and yarns
  • Needles
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Frames

There are various methods which are used in stitchery patterns. These are usually easy. If a beginner wants to start doing stitching, he/she can begin with the easiest and safest method - that is transferring the design from paper to fabric.

The Types of Methods Are as Follows:

  1. Transferring designs from paper to fabric
  2. Beginning and end thread
  3. Stitches
  1. Embroidery
  2. Basic Stitches
  1. Chain Stitch
  2. Lunch Stitch
  3. Daisy Stitch
  4. Blanket Stitch
  5. Satin Stitch
  1. Couching

If you get familiarized with basic stitch patterns, you will come to know that those were just basic steps. You can elaborate your stitches even more. In the beginning, it might look difficult to tackle but as the saying goes, the more you practice the better you become. So, it just takes practice to achieve mastery in this art.

Here Are A Few Stitchery Patterns You Must Know to Move Forward with Your Work:

1. Running Stitch

This pattern is used for bordering the design and is a quicker way of stitching. Running stitch can be done in two ways. The first way is just similar to hand sewing where you have to pull the needle in and out of the fabric, making a pattern. The second way is the punch and poke method, where you literally poke the needle in and out of the fabric.

2. Backstitch

This pattern also creates a solid outer boundary and helps the outline to come out more beautifully. It starts with poking the needle inside the fabric and then doing one stitch forward. From behind, you need to space the needle out. The length will depend as per your wish. After that, pull the fabric up and bring back the needle through the previous stitches.

3. Split Stitch

Just like backstitch, it creates a solid line with a texture. This stitchery pattern is useful for text writing or outlining, but it can be also used to fill the designs done through other patterns. The first step is same as backstitch. Instead of stitching forward, you just have to create one single stitch. Note that the needle should be on the other side of the hoop. After that, bring the needle up from the center where you created a single stitch and stitch forward to the actual length you took before.

4. French Knots

This is the best stitchery pattern as it is the most decorative one. Through French knots, you can create funky designs and fun fillers. For this pattern, you have to use both your hands. The first step is poking the needle and flossing through the fabric and then wrapping the floss around the needle two times. After this step, hold the end of the floss and bring the needle down just beside the space where it came from. Do not leave the floss when you pull the needle through; else the stitch would not be up to mark. The size of this stitchery pattern can vary according to your wish.

These stitchery patterns comprise the totality of gorgeous hand embroidery. While you are stitching these patterns, it will make you feel much better. The patterns can be easily stitched with regular practice and a little care.

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