Are there any classifications of embroidery stitches?

Embroidery stitches can be divided into various categories. While some base this categorization on the basis of the origins of the stitch there are other ways of grouping the stitches that indicate the kind of stitch that it is. The surface embroidery stitches include the chain stitch, lazy daisy stitch, whipped chain stitch, stem stitch, split stitch, satin stitch and fly stitch. While the lazy...


How should one decide the specific stitch to use in a pattern?

The first step to deciding the kind of stitch that you should use for specific projects is to learn as many stitches as you can. Only when you know the specific stitches that are available and you have them tidily tucked away in your coterie of stitches that you can perform can you decide the ones that go well and can be used in different patterns. Once you know the look and feel of each of the...


How should one choose the fabric to work with?

The fabric that you choose for your embroidery project is likely to dictate the manner in which the embroidery sits on the surface. There are essentially two things that dictate the kind of fabric that you should choose for your embroidery project. Firstly, you need to know what you are going to make. If you are making placemats for your table or embroidered table mats then you cannot choose a f...


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