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Embroidery Stitches

Embroidery Stitches

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CommonHand-EmbroideryStitches
Robin Strobel
A Visual Guide for Quilters and Sewists
 
2 Common Hand-Embroidery Stitches
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Blanket stitchCrossed blanket stitchPyramid blanket stitchCorner blanket stitchIndented blanket stitchSawtooth blanket stitchBackstitchClosed blanket stitchKnotted blanket stitchSerpentine blanket stitch
Common Hand-Embroidery Stitches
Heres a visual guide to some of the most common hand-embroiderystitches found in quilts and other sewing projects. Pattern instructionsusually tell you what type of thread to use, but if youre venturing out onyour own, use embroidery
oss or pearl cotton with a wide-eye embroi-dery needle. Embroidery
oss is usually split, with only two or threestrands used at a time. Use more strands for a heavier look. Pearl cottoncomes in di
 
erent weights  3, 5, 8, and 12  with the lowest numberindicating the heaviest thread.
 
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Slanted blanket stitchCretan stitchFly stitchHerringbone stitchChain stitchCross-stitchFrench knot (2 winds)Lazy daisy or detached chain stitchCouchingFeather stitchFrench knot (3 winds)Long stitch

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