Strengthen Your Thinking - Stitching Guides

Stitch Guides - Choose your stitch

Choose a stitch that you would like to use from the left-hand side navigation bar.  

Headings with a * show that they are illustrated using a video guide and downloadable PDF, and are detailed below.

All stitches have PDF instructions which can be downloaded for reference, and printed off if you'd like to do your hand stitching away from the computer.

You can download a list of 'Embroidery Materials' from the ornage box at the bottom left hand side of this page. 

 

Stitching Video Guides

Watch our short videos on stitching which introduce us to basic stitches and ways we can use them. You can download our ‘How to stitch guide’ to remind you of the stitches when you have a go yourself.

 

Introduction and materials

This video lists the materials you will need with some optional extras. 
Learn different ways to thread a needle.
The materials suggested are used in our stitching demonstrations Part 2-8


Part 2: Starting and finishing a stitch

Video - An introduction to starting and finishing a stitch, using knots and weaving stitches into stitches on the back of our work.


Part 3: Introducing Running Stitch

Video - An introduction ‘running stitch,’ showing some examples of how these stitches have been used.


Part 4: Running Stitch

Video - This video shows how to do ‘running stitch.’


Part 5: Couching

Video - An introduction ‘couching’, showing some examples of how these stitches have been used and how to do ‘couching’.


Part 6: Chain Stitch

Video - An introduction ‘chain stitch’, showing some examples of how these stitches have been used and how to do ‘chain stitch’ and ‘detached chain stitch’ and a ‘lazy daisy’.


Part 7: French Knots

Video - An introduction to using ‘French knots’, showing some examples of how these stitches have been used and how to do a ‘French knot’.


Part 8: Blanket Stitch

Video - An introduction to using ‘blanket stitch,’ showing some examples of how these stitches have been used and how to do a ‘blanket stitch’. This video shows use of water soluble pen for drawing shapes to guide your stitches.




 

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