Basic stitches in traditionnal embroidery
What is traditional embroidery?
A lot of the stitches used in embroidery can also be found in cross stitch and tapestry, but without the rigidity of having to count.
We recommend that you watch the videos where we show you how to start and finish your work.
Even if the commentary is in French, the videos are sufficiently clear to be understood visually.
Running stitch and threaded running stitch
Depending on the result you wish to achieve, the stitches can be of equal length or not, and the same for the spaces in between.
It is multidirectional and can be used for straight lines, zigzags or curves.
The beginning of our video shows simple running stitch, and later, threaded running stitch.
The threading can be done with the same thread or with a contrast and does not go through the fabric.
Back stitch, threaded back stitch and double threaded back stitch
As with running stitch, it can be sewn horizontally, vertically, in zigzags or curves, with varying lengths of stitch or not, depending on the desired effect.
You will see in our video how to do simple back stitch and then threaded back stitch.
The double threaded back stitch in another video shows the three steps: simple back stitch, then threaded back stitch and double threaded back stitch.
We have used a contrasting thread to clearly show the different steps but, as with all stitches, this is up to you for the effect you want.
We show you in our video how to embroider a heart in straight stitch using Laine Saint-Pierre,
This thread is slightly puffy so great for getting good coverage.
Our video shows how to do this stitch using four strands of our Retors du Nord embroidery thread, which gives great coverage.
The most important thing for a successful result is a regularity of the stitches.
When negotiating a curve, you can use slightly smaller stitches.
These loops can be all the same size or different depending on the desired result.
It can be sewn in straight lines or curved.
Lazy daisy stitch
Our Rochefort thread is ideal for this, we used one strand of Retors du Nord Retors du Nord embroidery thread for the couching stitches, although other threads can give a dramatic effect.
With a base of a few stitches, you can transform clothes, table linen and furnishings.
Use Solufix to add embroideries to T-shirts.