Flower embroidery day 4: blanket stitch flowers

Flower Embroidery Days: blanket stitch flowers
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Blanket stitch is a wonderful stitch for open and large motifs. You can use the blanket stitch to fill areas completely or partially. The smaller the space between stitches, the more of the underground fabric you will cover. Blanket stitch is a very economic stitch, leaving not much thread in the back, but a lot on the front. It works best with rounded shapes, like ovals or circles, but also scalloped edges.

Blanket stitch flower tutorials for you to try

 

Blanket stitch flower tutorialBlanket stitch flower tutorialBlanket stitch for other shapes

You can use the blanket stitch for other shapes, too. Here is a version to create leaves. Blanket stitch works great for bigger shapes. Teeny tiny things are not it’s strong suit, so go bigger with them!

Blanket stitch leaf tutorial

Flower Embroidery Days

This post is part of the Flower Embroidery days. Go to this post for the links to all flower embroidery tutorials of this series.

For more inspiration on the blanket stitch used in flower embroidery, take a look at the flower embroidery board on Pinterest! It’s a group board you can participate in (just shoot me a message on Pinterest!).

The flower embroidery days: preparations

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Anne is an embroidery enthusiast living in rural north eastern Germany.

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  1. […] Here are 3 examples how you can use the blanket stitch for flower and leaf motifs. […]

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