Monday

VIDEO! Embroidery 101 - Straight or Running Stitch


The first video is done! For such a short video there were a lot of takes!

This first lesson will be easy peasy....you will be covering everything with straight stitches in a matter of moments.

The straight stitches that I have shown you are even and evenly spaced. For another interesting look you may want to vary the stitch length or spacing.


I am working my stitches on yellow felt with black thread so that you can easily see the method. If you are using a less stable fabric to handle you will want to hoop the fabric to keep it taunt. The picture here shows you a couple of styles of hoops. I prefer the metal, with spring and cork, since it holds that fabric securely. However, this is a vintage type hoop and is not readily available at craft store. But, if you stop by any Goodwill you may be able to find these.

In the next lesson I'm going to talk about embroidery thread. In this example I am using a DMC 6 ply thread that I have divided into three strands so that you can easily see the stitching. Depending on the detail that I want I may only use one strand for a delicate look, or all six strands for a more pronounced look.



Let's get started!
video

18 reviews:

XUE said...

as a kid in school, I usedd to try put as many stitches as I can onto a needle & then, pull out the thread. And that's why I ddin't grow up to sew wonderfully & professionally like you!

Snitterdog said...

Great video! I'll have to come back for more! :D

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Very nice! Martha Stewart better look out! *grin*

Smiles, Karen

woolies said...

I could watch this video about 80 bazillion times, and could never embroider as amazing as you do.
:0)

ThePeachTree said...

Ooo! I'm saving this to watch tomorrow :) Can't wait!

Infinite Cosmos said...

awesome video!! I just love your embroidery :)

Nora said...

Can't wait to see more!

Cindy said...

Wow beautifully done! Can see the video well and hear you just fine. Great job on your first one!

treasurefield said...

VERY well done!
Will there be more? Will there be more? (hoping) :)

That gives me the itch to embroider. You wouldn't believe how many skeins of thread I have waiting to be used.

I'm RSS'ing your blog so I won't miss any more videos!

Little Pods Clothing said...

excellent tutorial.

Waterrose said...

treasurefield...I'll be glad to help you use up those skeins of embroidery floss...LOL!

snowy652 said...

thanks for sharing

blessings ~ Shell

Rachel said...

I LOVE YOUR STITCHED BRACELETS!

Margins. said...

Hey, look at that! Your hands are famous!

Bethany said...

you're so even!

A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh Fabulous!!! How fun was that?? I looved your video, great quality too!!

MFH said...

I really like your blog.

Can we do a mutual link exchange?

Check out my blog and let me know if it is possible. Thanks.

SEWphisticate said...

embroidery 101 for the klutz here. i may actually be able to do that...on felt with a large needle and 3 strands of floss...i'm going to go hammer some and leave that pretty stuff to those who do it so well. great little video! looking forward to the next one.

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