Today I will share with you some basic embroidery stitches for beginners. If you ever wanted to see what embroidery is, or how to embroider, this is the place for you!
So basically embroidery is fiber art. You create beautiful shapes, characters, flowers, figures or any design you want using thread and needle. It is very relaxing and creative activity to do, search #stitchtherapy on Instagram. You can do it in sections, embroider some more whenever you have time, and even take your embroidery project with you wherever you go.
1. Running Stitch
This is a basic stitch. Insert your needle up and down take a space from your last stitch and go up and down again.
2. Back Stitch
The back stitch creates a solid line so it is good for text or outline a design. Begin by pulling the needle up through the fabric and do one stitch forward. Before your next stitch, space the needle out the length of your desired stitch, pull up through the fabric, and bring the needle back down through the end of the your last stitch.
3. Split Stitch
Start with a simple stitch and then bring your needle up again through the center of that stitch you just made. Continue with every stitch that follows, bring your needle down and then up again from the center of the last stitch. For text use small spaces so you can easily embroider letters with curves.
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4. Satin Stitch
This stitch is used for filling shapes. Bring your needle up from one side of the shape outline and then bring your needle back down from the other side of the outline. If you embroider a leaf, start with a small stitch that goes from the top point to the middle and then start filling the shape. Go over that small stitch as you go, but leave just a little bit of it so it will make your leaf look pointed.
5. French Knot
This is a cute little dot used as a decoration or a small flower. Bring your needle up and while you keep tension of the thread with your left hand (if you are right handed) wind the thread around the needle at least twice continue the tension of the thread to prevent it from unravel. Now bring your needle back down very close to the exit point.
6. Lazy Daisy/ Chain Stitch
Bring your needle up and then back down closely to the exit point leaving an inch of thread loos. Bring your needle up to where the tip of the petal will be, go through the loop you created, and bring your needle back down very close to the exit point from the other side of the loop. In order to make it a chain stitch repeat the steps forward, every ending is the begging of the new chain.