Hi, I'm new to stitchin fingers and have a question, probably a dumb question but here goes. When I learned to do simple embroidery as a kid, the only thing available in our area was DMC stranded…Continue
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Hi Judy, "Stripping" your thread is the correct way to treat the stranded embroidery threads. However, has anyone ever explained to you that thread has a "grain" that is, it…"
"Hi Judy, "Stripping" your thread is the correct way to treat the stranded embroidery threads. However, has anyone ever explained to you that thread has a "grain" that is, it should go in one direction instead of the…"
"I'm not a machine embroiderer at all, but like Cindy said - you use stabiliser, this in its own gives the fabric enough stability to be cut out and glued on. There are different products and thicknesses on the market, just make sure you get an…"
"I would think so. My DIL's mother does a fair amount of machine embroidery. She made a lot of rompers for my GS when he was little, and even on the cottons & cotton/poly blends, she used a tearaway stabilizer on the back. …"
"You sure can. Just be aware that - when working on velvet - the stitches can sink into the pile, depending on what type of thread you use. A lot of goldwork has been done on velvent for example.
I would silk stabilise first, either with an iron on…"
"You can actually use sewing linen, if you don't use embroidery stitches that would require a counted fabric. Many ribbon embroidery projects, beading and free hand embroidery are done on normal fabric. What you described to me sound like you…"
"Be aware that sewig linen is not the same as linen for embroidery. Most times, "stitching linens" are evenweave - in other words, have the sme thread for warp & weft, and are found at needlework shops. "Sewing…"
"You're welcome, Deb.
Here is some info about fabric count for linen:
Lugana 25, 28 & 32
Jobelan and Jubilee both 28
There is a simple way to find out the count/inch. Either measure or mark 1 inch square…"
"I refer to the fabric count itself. Aida is the standard cloth many beginners use for cross stitch (and in my opinion it isn't of any use for anything else, but others might see this differently). I'm mainly talking about linen. Linen…"
"Deb, what fabric count do you use, and what do you need it for?
The perle thickness depends on the fabric count. I use Finca Presencia, they've fantastic quality perles, and the colours are rich. Silks are beautiful for surface stitches. There…"
Just a quick comment to your observation that separating the strands as you stitch might be time consuming. Actually not! The whole reason for doing it is to save the time it takes to separate the strands ahead of time. It only takes a…"
"It depends on the type of embroidery, Judy. When I use stranded, I definitely part the strands first, and then put the required amount back together. I learned it just like you as a child, pull out the required amount and then start…"
"Hi, Judy, I'm also new to stitchin fingers, so hope you don't mind me chiming in late to the party. Have you found something yet that's working for you? I use a lot of stranded fibers in both needlepoint & cross-stitch. Generally,…"