Tutorial: How to embroider fringes

Fringes are all the rage now at tapestry weaving, but did you know you can embroider them, too? Fringes add dimension and texture to an embroidery piece. You can leave them as is in loops or cut them open to create the fringes-look.

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1. Lay a tool like a knitting needle or a flat piece of sturdy cardboard on the fabric (I will rever to this tool as the spacer). It should have the width you want to achieve for your fringes later. Lay the thread over the tool.

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2. With the thread go under the spacer and stitch a little bit on the right of the previous stitch to the point where the thread comes out of the fabric.

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3. Pull the thread up and tighten the loop.

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4. Again make a stitch a little bit on the right of the previous stitch to the point where the thread comes out of the fabric. It’s important to keep the needle below the thread which we pulled up before.loop085. Pull the thread tight. Begin with step 1 to make more loops.

loop02This is how it looks like when you weave in fringes on a loom.

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