stitch lexicon round 21

embroidery stitches
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This round all but one stitch are centered around the number 2. Double threaded or interlaced, mirrored and simply double – there are many possibilities to arrange the same stitch twice and get beautiful results.

The number two plays a major role in embroidery. You go up and down, left and right, it is a steady dance between 2 directions that form the incredible amount of possible stitches. Yesterday, I talked about the 2 methods of hand stitching:

Yesterday, I talked about the 2 methods of hand stitching: stabbing and sewing. In the tutorials all stitches are shown with the sewing method. Mainly, because I can show you 2 steps in one photo, which makes it less picture heavy. Showing a stitch in the stabbing method does require double the amount of pictures.

Nevertheless, stabbing is a much easier method to get neat stitches with and I highly encourage you to pursue this method over the sewing one if your focus is on getting neat results.

Enough about the number 2, let’s see what the new stitches are:

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

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