Friday, March 6, 2009

Loop flower

This is another type of loop flower.In this flower, loops are small.This is got by inserting the needle through the fabric near to the needle which is kept across .

Alton loop

This stitch is used to stitch various types of flowers. Bring the needle out at the point A. Lay it flat on the fabric in the direction of the petal. Keep a needle across the ribbon at B according to the length of the petal AB will be the length of the petal .Fold the ribbon above the needle and insert the needle through the ribbon at the point A” near A and pull slowly .A loop is formed.

French knot.

French knot is used for flower centers,small bunch of flowers and berries It is worked with 2mm ribbon.Bring the needle up through the fabric at the point A. Wrap the needle once with the ribbon and insert the needle at the point B very near to A and pull.

Split stitch

Split stitch is also worked from left to right. Bring the ribbon up through the fabric at the point A . Push the needle down at the point B and make a straight stitch. Bring the needle up at the point C behind A and push the needle at the point D, The midpoint in the straight stitch AB and continue. It looks like chain stitch. Good for stems.on stitch (as shown) at the tip C.

Lazy daisy stitch

Bring needle through the fabric at A. Take a stitch A” B. A” will be very near to A. Wrap the ribbon around the needle tip, bringing remaining ribbon down at the right side. Pull the needle through. Finish off with a straight stitch or a ribbon stitch (as shown) at the tip C.

Fly stitch

Bring the ribbon through the fabric at A .Hold it down with the left thumb and insert the needle to the right on the same level at B little distance from where the thread first emerged. Take a small stitch downwards to the center at C with the ribbon below the needle. Pull through and insert the needle at D below the thread, as shown.

Stem stitch

This is an out line stitch which is worked from left to right.Bring the thread through on the design line at A and hold it down with the thumb. Insert the needle at B and bring it out at C, midway between A and B and pull the thread. Hold the ribbon down with the thumb and insert the needle at D, bringing it out at B.Continue in this way, making each stitch exactly the same length.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Back stitch

Back stitch 2mm ribbon suits this stitch. Bring the thread through the fabric at A on the stitch line and then pierce the needle through the fabric at B Bring the needle up through the fabric again at C , a point little in front of the first stitch. Then take another stitch, inserting the needle at the point A and continue.

Straight stitch

Bring the needle up through the fabric at the point A and pierce back at the point B.If the ribbon is flat you get one type of stitch .If the ribbon is twisted you will get another type. This stitch can be used for petals and spokes

Basic stitches in ribbon embroidery

Basic stitches used in ribbon embroidery are Straight stitch,Back stitch,Stem stitch,Fly stitch,Ribbon stitch and Split stitch.I have explained Ribbon stitch already.2mm ribbon is suited for these stitches .Wider ribbons can also be used for ribbon stitch.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Butterfly stitch instructions

This stitch is stitched using two colours.Straight lines are stitched using one colour and another colour thread is woven in to the straight stitch. When the design is finished design will be beautifully shaded. This stitch is suitable for flowers and leaves with smooth edges.
Draw design of your choice. Fill it with straight foundation stitch according to the design. ( Figure A-white thread) Weave these stitches with contrasting thread. (Figure B -Pink thread). For weaving tapestry needle is recommended. Take a small stitch in the fabric at the beginning of each row. This helps to keep the shape of the design.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Butterfly stitch.

I have done this flower using Butterfly stitch.Two shades blend nicely.