Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Step 4 --- Filling leaves with satin stitch

The stitches to be used in this project are: satin stitch, long and short stitch, and stem stitch.

Now let us see how to fill a part of a leaf using satin stitch. Satin stitch is a lovely stitch which gives a smooth, shiny, and glossy effect to a design. I am going to use Anchor thread no. 309 for this. You can find out the equivalent DMC threads through the conversion charts available on the following web sites.

http://yarntree.com/019dmccn.htm
http://www.findstitch.com/resources/conversion.cgi/from,anchor/to,dmc
http://www.jenny-wren-crafts.co.uk/dmc_to_anchor_conversion_chart.htm

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ongoing projects

Here are some pictures of my ongoing projects:





Step 3 --- Drawing guidelines

Hi everyone,

Since I was busy with two very big projects at a time I could not update my blog. Here is step 3. For beginners in embroidery it is always advisable to draw guidelines before you start filling an area with satin stitch, for example, leaf, petal, etc. This will help you place your stiches evenly toward a particular direction. Look at the following photograph to know how to draw the guidelines.