Welcome back to hand embroidery stitch part 2.
Today I am sharing my experience on working with the back-stitch family.
But before we begin let me show you how horribly I started off with this simple running stitch as seen on Sara’s blog.
This is the main stitch:
And below you can see my work and how horrible it turned out.
Hand Embroidery Stitch 2 – The Back-stitch
Well, that was it for the running stitch, I gave up perfecting it and moved on to the next in the line and that is the back-stitch. Below is the simple tutorial that I watched for knowing how it is actually done.
I started off by getting these words onto the pillow cover. This time I worked on a plain cotton fabric. After tracing the letters, I started embroidering them with simple back-stitch. I used 3 strands from the DMC which is usually 6 strands. Just separated them out into 3 strands each.
When I looked back at my work after just completing the letters, I was pretty dissatisfied. I think it was something in the size or something, I don’t know, but it looked really minuscule and boring to me. So, I used 3 strands of white thread and this method to add a new touch, and again the boring look didn’t change.
Then, I added a rectangular border using the simple running stitch. Was pretty much stuck after that and I was so frustrated with my work, I texted my friend the picture of the project saying look what colorless piece of lame work I made! Yea, I actually said that.
Anyway, then I went back to Sara’s amazing picture dictionary and this idea of using the stepped running stitch with yellow thread popped in mind. And, I guess that’s exactly what I needed. I kinda like how it slightly changed the boring look, I am still not a huge fan of the result, but I’ll let this project end here because I am so fed up.
Want to know how I started off with the basic running stitch? Check out this project.
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