Embroidery Stitch-a-long. Part 7: Stitching some Needle and Thread!
Hello, Guys! I bet that your Tote Bag is starting to look gorgeous now that the nails are painted in red!
Today we are back to using the Metallic Gold thread.
Now that you are super good at it *evil stare*, we will use it with some more advanced kinds of embroidery stitches.
We will embroider the thread in Chainstitch and the needle with a Long and Short Stitch.
For the thread, we will make a Chainstitch using 2 strands of Gold thread. If you stitch onto my pre- printed Tote Bag, you will see that, with 2 strands of thread, the black outline of my drawing is still visible. I don’ t mind it, but if you wish for a better coverage, I would recommend using 4 strands of thread instead of 2.
Head to the Part 4 of this Sew- along to see how to do the Chainstitch (see Part 4: let’s embroider the ROSES !).
To embroider the needle, we will learn a new kind of Stitch: the Long and Short Stitch.
It is a filling stitch and it is used when the area to cover is too big for the Satin Stitch. The stitches are laid line by line, following a brick pattern.
To embroider the needle you can use 2 or 4 strands of gold thread. It might look nicer with 2 but will take you a bit more time.
I would recommend to first outline the needle in a simple backstitch before doing the Long and Short Stitch. I think that I made my needle a bit bigger than the pattern and might have made my backstitch a bit too much on the outside of the drawing. So you might learn from my mistake!
Here is how the Long and Short Stitch goes:
Et voilà! That’ s it for this week. A lot of metallic thread and I hope not too much stress!!! Remember; Embroidery is a relaxing hobby!!!
Have a lovely week,
Find all my Embroidery Tote Bag Stitch-a-long posts there: