How to do Shadow Work Hand Embroidery

Today we are making Shadow Work.

Shadow Work is a type of embroidery worked on semi-sheer or sheer fabric, with the bulk of the embroidery on the back of the design so that the colour of the thread – or rather, a shadow of the colour – shows through on the front of the fabric between two solid-colored outlines.

How to do hand embroidery mirror work design

Hand embroidery designs are beautiful but laborious to make. They involve complex and intricate styles and designs of embroidery that stand out – especially when you make use of the right fabric as well as thread colours. All these factors are very important in order to determine the elegance and beauty of the completed embroidered work along with its design and pattern.

How to stitch ‘French Knots Stitch’

Maybe it’s me, but what is there not to love about a French Knot? I LOVE them and I mean LOVE them. I have been incorporating them into my designs for many years, on their own as the centre of an itty bitty felt flower, an eye of a bird, on the tip of a butterfly antenna or on mass for a spectacular display. For such a tiny little stitch, it certainly has big impact!

The following sketch shows how to stitch a French Knot: and here are some photo’s of how I have found over time, the easiest way to stitch a French Knot. (Unlike my Blanket Stitch tutorial, you will note this time that both my hands are in the photo’s…I must say it’s definately easier when you have a photography assistant, AKA my husband Andy!) This is what I do, to start, bring your needle out to the required place. You will see from the pictures that I have added small dots marking the outside edge of the flower that I am stitching, to give me a line to follow.

Now encircle the thread around your needle twice

Pull the thread tight and at the same time lower your needle so that the looped thread is now positioned where you would like your French Knot to be.

Put your finger against the loops holding them in position and then gently pull your needle through. You will now have a neat little knot sitting on top of your fabric.

Finally to complete your stitch, put your needle back in as close as possible to where you started and take it through to the back.

you have now stitched a French Knot, just repeat the process again and again and ….

hope that you found this tutorial helpful, please do let me know! As always, if you have any questions, please do get in touch and I’ll do my very best to help.Source

Brazilian Embroidery Stitches – Step By Step

Brazilian Embroidery Stitches techniques :
I have determined to begin with my finished flower/motif. nowadays I’m progressing to write of some Brazilian dimensional embroidery stitche techniques that employment on behalf of me. every stitcher has their own best approach of operating with the floss and stitches and completely different academics can have other ways of showing others. My suggestion is to learn from all so do what works best for you.


Ribbon embroidery Step By Step Image Tutorial

Ribbon embroidery is a romantic, old art that uses ribbon, embroidery floss, and perle cotton to work beautiful floral motifs and decorative stitch patterns by hand on garments and accessories.

I love the antique quality of this form of embroidery, and I use it to embellish crazy-quilted bags and purses,contemporary garments as well as cushion cut from a single fabric. Ribbon embroidery is easy and fun to do, and even a novice embroiderer can create elegant floral arrangements and beautiful patterns with some simple stitches.

Ribbon embroidery Step By step Tutorial

Ribbon embroidery is a form of needlework that uses ribbon instead of thread. It can be used to create a variety of designs, from simple to complex.

Ribbon embroidery is a relatively easy form of needlework to learn. The most basic stitches are the straight stitch, the chain stitch, and the satin stitch. These can be used to create a variety of simple designs. More complex stitches can be used to create more detailed designs.

Ribbon embroidery can be used to embellish clothing, linens, and other items. It can also be used to create stand-alone pieces of art.

Ribbon embroidery Step By step guide

If you’re interested in learning ribbon embroidery, there are a number of books and online resources that can help you get started. Once you’ve learned the basic stitches, you’ll be able to create beautiful designs that will add a touch of elegance to any project.

Basic embroidery stitches tutorial for beginners

These embroidery stitches for beginners. I hope this tutorial will help to new beginners to learn embroidery stitch.
The art of embroidery dates back several thousand years. No one knows for certain when or where it originated, but it was an important part of early Chinese culture. Embroidered silk garments have been found in the tombs of wealthy Chinese aristocrats who died before the Common Era. Ancient examples of custom embroidery have also been uncovered in Egypt and Turkey.


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Embroidery beads on canvas


Embroider autumn) Bead work on an outline – autumn leaves.

Today we are going to learn to embroider beads on canvas by the example of brooch “Autumn, fall …”. Embroidery on canvas – it is quite simple and fast, and fun! 🙂

And for this we need:

1. Japanese Toho beads size 15 shades of 10B, 83, 459, 457, 329 and 2. If you use different beads, then pick up the shades themselves, you need to be colored dark brown, yellow, orange, red, green tea , yellow-brown.

2. Japanese Toho beads size 11 shades Y301 and 162B (brown and yellow), you will need it for a number of skin and the dead end of the series.

3. Canvas, I Aida 14, but it is better to take smaller, 12th or 18th. Modern canvas is sufficiently rigid so that the hoop will not be needed, only an outline.

4. A piece of white felt, piece of thick paper and a piece of genuine leather

5. A pin and brooches basis for the size of 3 cm.

6. Scissors, thread (I always lavsanovaja), glue chip time.

Embroidery bead size will be 15. For the base, I took the scheme of this ornament:

Remove all unnecessary and only embroidered leaf.

Canvas I take the fishing line once lined into squares, it’s easier to navigate. We need a piece of size 3,5h4 square. Canvas size bigger scheme necessary because at the end of the finished embroidery will cut the size of a millimeter to more than 2 beaded pattern.

And begin. Mark up the scheme in a convenient location, close to the middle. I mark up on her screen with the movie player that listens during operation.

We pass through the canvas from the inside, we collect a number of the first bead. And from the inside anchoring thread on a triple knot. Go back to the right side and sew the first bead for another stitch. The stitches will be here in half-cross diagonally. The scheme presented in the half-cross technique. Embroidered number on the end and the final bead on again stitched two stitches. The first row is finished with the procedure, go to the number above. And the first number again bead stitched two stitches.

Remember this point: every first and last bead of each row necessarily stitched two stitches!

And we continue to embroidery, beads should be on the same diagonal of each other, moving on the canvas, following the pattern from right to left and left to right.

Two rows were done, you can now remove razlinovku of fishing line. I had never been to delete at once, it is easier to navigate, with a place to start embroidery.

We pick up the line and pull the needle. Not all at once, in stages.

Continue embroidery. As it comes to the matter in the scheme of projections, projections embroider entirely separately, then you can always go back. And half of our leaf is ready! We go back to the middle of the embroidery stitches passing through the canvas cubes. Do not be afraid, these stitches will not be visible. Scheme respectively overturn, too, we find in it a number from which to start, focus, and continue to embroider leaf. And pretty soon he’s ready! Wrong side: Carefully cut out our leaf, leaving a blank canvas embroidery around two millimeters allowance. Coat with glue inside out. Planting on the felt.

And put under the press minutes to half an hour. Longer possible less – no. As the press is perfect for any weighty book.

Half an hour passed, we take out our embroidery, cut off the excess felt (I recommend a slightly rounded strip all sharp corners, the lower thread will cling). And we start sheathing, for this, we need the shade of size 11 beads Y301 (brown). Withdraw the needle from the wrong side on the front side, leaving a tail of thread on the wrong side, and sew the first bead.

And back to the thread inside out and fasten it there a triple junction. We withdraw the needle behind the first hemmed beads, pass through the bead. Hemming two more beads, trying to sew them as closely as possible to the extreme rows of our embroidery. And back to the wrong side on the front side of one bead back. We pass through the first bead.

And recruit two more, and sew.

And so – two sewn, one back, passed through it, two more scored, sewn, one-back, passed through it … and to the end, pressing this number as close as possible to the embroidered pattern.

Row over, that’s what we’ve got Carefully cut off the excess felt, then encircle our leaflet on thick paper. Cut a piece of paper and drawn once clipped him on the edge of a millimeter or two. And while putting off to the side. And prepares the skin for the foundation for brooches – mark up the position from which will go towards the pin, cut holes.

And, too, has been postponed all the way.

Take pin recruited him 13 beads size 15 color 83.

And, too, it has been postponed to the side, but close 🙂

Paper gasket coat with glue. Pins is located in the center of the leaf from the inside, pin, we will represent the leg, hold it with your fingers. The pin must be between the felt and the paper gasket.

And pasted paper gasket. Then stitched basis for brooches, we coat the entire underside of the embroidery glue and put it on the skin. After an hour and a half, you can cut the excess skin and hem Termination number. Termination For a number we will take the beads 162B (yellow) color size 11 And our autumn brooch ready!On the basis of this knowledge of the MC, you can embroider on canvas favors of any kind and size. They can be used as freely distributed schemes items for cross stitch, and make your own.