Category: stich-lexicon


lexicon of embroidery stitches

This weekend, the lexicon comes even closer to 150 stitch tutorials. What a number! Around this time last year the idea formed to document all embroidery stitches.

How it all began

When I look back, I wonder how I could even think of this crazy idea to document all embroidery stitches. But to be honest with you, I didn't think that much about it then. There was this desire to absorb new stuff like a sponge and dive deep into something. Back then I made a list to get an overview of all embroidery stitches I could find - and found out quickly that this would be interesting.

The following conversation with my partner during the list making process says it all:

"Darling, I think this project I'm planning is going to take a while." "What, why?" " Well, I have already found over 100 stitches." "Oh, ok, then you have something to do, right?" A......

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Stitch lexicon round 14

The next round of embroidery stitch tutorials is out in the stitch lexicon. This time it's the following embroidery stitches:

embroidery stitch lexicon round 14: bokhara couching - seed stitch - whipped running stitch - palestrina knot - fern stitch Running stitch is the most basic stitch around the embroidery stitches. It may have the reputation of being dull and flat, but have a look at this: It's amazing how the texture changes if you whip the running stitch. The flat one is seed stitch, the raised one is whipped running stitch. I think this picture reflects very well how small alterations of a stitch can change the whole thing. I used this same effect in my geometric animals......

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Stitch lexicon round 2

The next set of tutorials is finished. This time it's from a variety of stitch families to mix things up a bit. There are 2 evergreens in it - the satin stitch and the french knot. Then 2 twists on classic stitches - the twisted chain stitch and the looped running stitch. Aaaaand a special stitch - la mouche. La mouche means the fly in french and I could not find an english name for it yet, but it's such a cute name for a cute stitch, that I'll leave it at this for now. stitch lexicon round 2...

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