Sunday, December 28, 2008

Perfecting Those Stitches with Coats & Clark

Sometimes we wonder how fine stitches is obtained. In hand embroidery it's best when you work with two hands. Serious!

While the right hand (if you're right handed that is) holds the needle and doing the sewing - placing and piercing the needle and pulling threads with even tension, the left hands hold the seqing frame. What beginners don't realise is they actually have a left thumb that can help with the sewing! Use the left thumb to hold down threads in correct position to assist perfecting the stitches.

1) Stem Stitch
2) Chain Stitch