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Woven Cross

Stitch steps: Woven cross stitch

On May 29th 2018

A great stand-alone stitch as well as a team player, woven cross stitch can be worked informally on any background or precisely on evenweave fabrics. Try a field of meadow flowers with woven cross stitches growing larger towards the foreground. You can add extra flair to them by using two toning shades. Woven cross stitch [...]

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Stitch steps: Double cast-on stitch

On May 28th 2018

Worked the same way by left-or right-handed stitchers, the double cast-on stitch is textural and versatile: it can be worked narrow, wide or raised. Try it for flower petals, leaves, caterpillars or butterfly bodies. Double cast-on stitch EITHER

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Drizzle stitch

On March 21st 2018

A three-dimensional standing stitch, drizzle stitch is related to cast-on stitch, but is only anchored at the base. It can be used for flower stamens, underwater coral formations and other more abstract effects. It can be made long or short in a range of thread types for endless variations. Drizzle stitch RIGHT Drizzle stitch LEFT

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Stitch steps: Mattress stitch

Stitch steps: Mattress stitch

On January 5th 2018

Mattress stitch is used to join knitting with an invisible seam. It is a specially adapted version of ladder stitch, which can be worked over one or two bars between the stitches. The single-bar version is especially suitable for sewing the seams of soft toys as it is strong and won’t let the filling escape. [...]

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Stitch steps: Holbein (double running) stitch

On November 7th 2017

Holbein or double running stitch looks the same on the back as the front and can be used instead of backstitch. It’s also used for blackwork embroidery and for economical, neat outlines in cross stitch and other stitcheries. Holbein stitch RIGHT Holbein stitch LEFT

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Stitch steps: Double (woven) chevron stitch

On November 7th 2017

After stitching a standard row of chevron stitch (see other tutorial), you work a second row through it in another colour. The short stitches form a solid line and the stitches are interwoven and very decorative. Double (woven) chevron stitch RIGHT Double (woven) chevron stitch LEFT

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Stitch steps: Chevron stitch and filling

On November 7th 2017

Chevron stitch is a decorative border stitch that can also be worked over ribbon or braid. Rows can be stacked to form a filling that makes a great tiled roof or wire trellis effect. Chevron stitch RIGHT Chevron stitch LEFT

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Stitch steps: Trellis or lattice couching

On September 6th 2017

Trellis, square or lattice couching is used to fill areas decoratively. First, a grid of threads is laid down, then they are couched in place using simple or more complex stitches, often in a contrasting colour. Trellis couching RIGHT Trellis couching LEFT

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Stitch steps: Knitting stitch

On September 6th 2017

Knitting stitch is also known as duplicate stitch and Swiss darning. Worked over stocking stitch using a graph in most cases, the stitches cover the original stitches exactly, creating the effect of colour knitting such as intarsia or Fair Isle techniques very simply. Knitting stitchRIGHT Knitting stitchLEFT

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Stitch steps: Granitos stitch

On September 6th 2017

Granitos are simple, slightly dimensional stitches that resemble a grain of rice and make superb petals, leaves, buds and animal eyes. Granitos RIGHT Granitos LEFT

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