loopy flower embroidery tutorial

loopy flower embroidery tutorial

loopy flower embroidery tutorial

The loopy flower is a gorgeous way to add more texture to your embroidery. You can leave the loops or cut them open for a fringed look.

I used all 6 strands of cotton embroidery floss. For bigger loops, I would choose a thicker yarn like knitting yarn or tapestry threads made of wool.  I suggest testing out various threads to see which works best for your purpose.

Making the loops

The loopy flower is a very thick and large bullion knot. If you are unsure and don’t get the hang of it, maybe try out a normal bullion knot first to practice the movements.

First step: move your needle one tiny stitch away from where the thread exits the fabric. Then stitch into the fabric and come back to the surface again where your thread begins. The space between both points should be very little. ALMOST push the needle through the fabric. The eye of the needle should be visible on the other side.

Then, pick up a pencil or big knitting needle and put it right where your threaded needle exits the fabric. If you plan to make a bigger flower and are using thicker threads you might use thicker objects or two pencils to create a larger diameter of your wraps.

Wrap your thread around the pencil and needle. Make sure to always wrap both and not accidentally omit the needle.

Depending on the size of your needle and thread, wrap around 10-15 times.

Once you have finished wrapping, gently pull out the pencil. Then pull the threaded needle through, just like a regular bullion stitch.

Slowly pull the thread to the left to gather the wrapped thread in a circle. Then stitch into the fabric where you previously made a stitch on the right.

Lay the loops in the direction you want them to face for the next steps.

loopy flower embroidery tutorial
loopy flower embroidery tutorial
loopy flower embroidery tutorial
loopy flower embroidery tutorial
loopy flower embroidery tutorial
loopy flower embroidery tutorial

Add the greens

Now, it’s time to stitch the wraps in place.

For this, I used a thinner thread than for the loops: 3 strands of embroidery floss.

From below the flower, embroider a couple of stitches right into the loops.

Then add some back stitches for the stem and leaves.

loopy flower embroidery tutorial
loopy flower embroidery tutorial
loopy flower embroidery tutorial
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Comments

  1. Cathy Ainsworth: July 2, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I must try this beautiful flower soon!

  2. Very nice

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