Three common stitches used to outline

The choice that you have in order to outline any of your patterns consists of the back stitch, the stem stitch and the Holbein stitch or the double running stitch. The running stitch is as easy as it gets. All that you need to do is to put the needle in the fabric and bring it out from the other side and continue the same thing over and over again. The only thing that you do need to remember is...


How to do a running stitch?

A running stitch is the most basic type of stitch that you can create. It is probably the first thing that you should start with in case you are not too used to managing a needle and fabric within a frame. Get a large piece of fabric. This should be big enough so that you can put the frame around an area without the fabric running out. Using an even weave fabric may help in the beginning since i...


Creating a bullion stitch or a French knot

The French knot is one of the most intriguing and interesting stitches of all times. It is extremely different from the others in the manner in which it is made. It even looks more three dimensional in nature and completely different from the rest. French knots are great to use when you want to create the centers of flowers in a flower pattern. They can also be used as decorative trims or to fil...


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