Intro to Hand Embroidery
Learn how to hand embroider with our expert, Tina Doyle. She will teach you the tools of the trade such as the various yarns, hoops and needles and then how to embroider numerous stitches, so that you can give your designs an added extra punch. Some of the stitches that you will learn in this lesson are the running stitch, whip stitch, back stitch and single-threaded backstitch, the split stitch, the daisy stitch and many, many more.
|2||Embroidery Fabrics, Hoops & Frames||1-5|
|5||Whipped Running Stitch||1-7|
|15||Tacked Herringbone Stitch||1-6|
|18||Basic Satin Stitch||1-8|
MODULE 1 • Embroidery Threads
|1||First, I would like to talk about the different embroidery threads. This is an embroidery floss, a loosely twisted six-strand thread. The threads can be separated and used either 2, 3, 4, or 5. For finer work it is the most popular floss. It is made out of cotton but you can also buy it in silk or rayon and works well for most embroidery projects.|
|2||Pearl cotton is a twisted 2-ply thread, it has a sheen quality, it comes in 2 different sizes- 3, 5 and 8—3 being the heaviest. And, it works well with most embroidery projects.|
|3||Matte embroidery cotton is a tightly twisted 5-ply thread, it has a fuzzy, dull appearance and it is usually used with a heavier fabric.|
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