In this family of stitches you make overhand knots in your thread. Sometimes you take a tiny stitch through the base fabric while you make the overhand knot; other times the knot is free-standing in the middle of a previous stitch.
This family includes one of my favorite stitches, the coral stitch. I love this stitch because it makes a strong line and is very economical of thread. I use it for curvy doodles and for a lot of drawing.
This one is called four-legged knot stitch. Here the knot just loops around the bottom thread of the X instead of going through the fabric. I might try this one again, but this time catching the fabric for a firmer stitch.
I often make little flowers at the end of my feather stitch "branches," or just mass the knots to make more solid expanses of color, as in the deviled egg below.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Embroidery tutorial 4 -- knotted stitches
Posted by Kathleen Loomis at 6:37 AM
Labels: daily art, hand stitching, tutorial
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these would be great on the prayer flags !ReplyDelete