Thursday, October 20, 2016
Christmas Embroidery School - Lesson Five
Let's finish this design! Today we'll tie the bow and add a bit of holiday greenery.
This is a knotted stitch in the same way coral stitch is, but it is wrapped differently.
Use 6 strands of floss. Bring the needle up at the end of the line. Grab a small bit of fabric on outside the line and wrap the thread as shown.
Pull the thread tight enough to hug the needle. Pull the needle through, creating the knot.
Take a bit of fabric again a small way from the knot and make another.
Continue the stitch along the lines of the bow.
Satin stitch is used again in the pattern. But in a circle it's important to use stitches of graduated sizes to fill the circle. Use 4 strands of floss.
Stem Stitch (again)
Stem stitch was covered in the first lesson. It's used again here for the stems of the greenery.
Lazy Daisy Stitch
Use 4 strands of floss. Bring the threaded needle up from the back at the pointy end near the center of the wheel. Take it back down in the same hole or a thread or two away leaving a loop if thread. Bring the needle back up at the rounded bottom to catch the loop.
And then tack it down with a small stitch over the end of the loop.
Stitch a random bunch of leaves with the lighter green.
Fill in the rest of the leaves with the darker green.
And now your Christmas ornament is finished and you've completed the Christmas Embroidery School.