Monday, August 15, 2011

Coil stitch

One of the pulled thread stitches I used in my sumptuous surface embroidery is the coil stitch. I made some step by step photo's while I was stitching the part below the left hand. The coil stitch is a very easy stitch to try if you never stitched pulled thread before. Pulled thread stitches are worked with the fabric taut in an embroidery hoop or frame. The coil stitch is worked in rows from top to bottom.The stitches are worked over 4 threads and there are 4 threats between the stitches. You alway come up with your thread at the bottom of the row.

Make a straight stitch and pull tight.

Make a second straight stitch and pull tight.

Make a third straight stitch, but this time you come up at the bottom of the next stitch. Pull tight.

Continue stitching until you reached the last stitch of the row. Make a straight stitch and pull tight.

Make a second straight stitch and pull tight.

Make a third straight stitch, but this time you come up at the bottom of the next stitch in the next row. This stitch is between the stitches of the row you just finished. Pull tight.


Make a straight stitch and pull tight.

Make a second straight stitch and pull tight.

Make a third straight stitch and come up at the bottom of your next stitch.

Continue stitching in this rhythm.

If you take a look at my sumptuous surface embroidery, you see that I turned my work a quarter for a different look of the stitch.

4 comments:

  1. Finally got around to giving this a try and I like the results. I'm going to try to work it into my second piece for Sharon's class.

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  2. Annet, Super how you explain it, lovely to see -and all your stitching above is great. You have my admiration. I looked up the Hungarian stitch - I love it. Will I ever do it - great question. Your samples are so orderly and nice. You could publish them in a book.

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  3. I have been using this stitch for years Annet I have called it my lacy stitch, thank you for letting me know the correct name.

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