Monday, April 22, 2013

Basque Stitch

This stitch, I believe, would be best used as a divider or highlighting stitch.   I think it would look great on a crazy patch embroidery and  also covering a join line between two different fabrics.  



























   

I hope these pictures are self explanatory.  The stitch is decidedly tricky and it is important to keep to the correct side of the thread when making the little loops. 
I have changed the colour and thread thickness in order to make the stitch more noticeable. 
 

 Hints and Tips:  When choosing an embroidery  needle for the job, I like to use the ones that have a golden eye and a reasonably large eye too.  The golden eye makes it easier to see for threading.  
 







6 comments:

  1. Very clear instructions, I really want to learn embroidery it's just so pretty.

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  2. Thank you Mel. If you are a leftie like me just follow along too. The A to Z is going to take me a while to get through, but you have all week to practice the stitches before I post another one. :)

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  3. I love pictorial tutorials on various types of stitchery/embroidery. Thanks for sharing one with us all here!

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    1. Thanks Mrs. Lucky...lovely of you to join in..I hope you get something out of my blog that is useful to you :)

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  4. Having a leftie Husband and daughter, I love to see things from the 'other side'! Loving your work VickiLorraine! :)

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    1. Thanks Nanny....hoping to help other lefties like myself... :)

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