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Stitch Lexicon Round 10

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

stitch lexicon round 10 And here is what the 3 triangles for round 10 look like! If you would like to practice these stitches, too, come participate in the triangle sampler project over at Patreon! Every other week there is a new set of 3 triangles which we stitch together and share. hand embroidery triangle sampler round 10...

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the learning goes on and on

This afternoon I have been practising some embroidery stitches. There are so many stitches in embroidery it is hardly ever possible to learn (and remember) them all. I find it very interesting to see how differently the basic stitches are used in different cultures. Especially India has such a rich tradition in embroidery and achieves amazing effects with simple stitches. stiche1 I wrote some of the names of the stitches on the sampler to remember myself how these are called. With so many embroidery stitches it's sometimes hard to keep them all in your head. The first thing I tried was the ribbon embroidery. I wanted to try this for very long now - I mean it's the same stitches like "normal" embroidery only with ribbons. I shyed away from it mainly because I don't own thin ribbons and did not intend......

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7 days of stitches

UPDATE: Originally I wrote this post in February 2014 as a tutorial series. However, I recently felt that it would be great to vamp this series up and add some new insights of my own, picture examples and a pinterest board to get in the mood to start stitching! So if you are reading this in 2016 and later: Hello! You just read the better and improved version :D
When I first started embroidery I wanted to try it all out. There were so many stitches to learn and soon a found myself in a situation where it was just to much to remember. After all what is the purpose of learning a new skill when you forget about it instantly? Back then it helped me to focus on the basic stuff and actually use it a couple of times before jumping to the next stitch. I know......

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