Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2019 5:26 pm

Embroidery Lessons - Stem Stitch #2

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Embroidery Lessons - Stem Stitch #2
Group:Beginner's Cross Stitch
Swap Coordinator:Cirsium (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Sewing  Embroidery 
Number of people in swap:7
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 31, 2014
Date items must be sent by:April 14, 2014
Number of swap partners:1

The Swap - Beginners Welcome!

  • Create an embroidered design or picture on a 6" x 6" (15.25 x 15.25 cm) square of 100% cotton fabric (any color) for your partner. Use any style of thread you wish. Be creative!

  • Use stem stitch (or variations) as a main part of the design, but you may use additional stitches as well.

  • Embroider or write (in water-proof ink) your name or Swap-Bot name and date somewhere on the square (but be sure to leave at least a 1/4 inch seam allowance, or empty border, for future finishing)

Embroidery Basics If you are not already familiar with embroidery, please take time to learn these basic techniques for successful embroidery:

Stem Stitch Here are some resources, but feel free to use additional resources from online or in books/magazines.

More Tips

Questions? Problems?

Example photo source: Needle 'n Thread Embroidery Tutorial


EmilyT 03/10/2014 #

This is more my speed right now!

Cirsium 03/10/2014 #

Yay! Emily will be an embroidery addict very soon!

EmilyT 03/17/2014 #

I better be, soon! Most of my newly purchased UFOS are embroidery projects from the 70's!

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