Tips for Cross Stitch

Tips for Cross Stitch

What are the tips for embroidering cross stitch?
Embroidery methods

The common embroidery methods currently available are: buttonhole embroidery, chain embroidery, break embroidery, fly embroidery, feather embroidery, flap embroidery, backstitch embroidery, Creed embroidery, Crean embroidery, cross stitch, and French knot.

Full needle embroidery method (X)

First by mesh 1 up, then by mesh 2 down, then by mesh 3 up, then by mesh 4 down, then by mesh 5 up, then by mesh 2 down, then by mesh 3 up, then by mesh 6 down, and so on

Half-needle embroidery method (1/2X)

Half needle embroidery is made up of one diagonal line, i.e. half of the full needle embroidery

Quarter Stitch Embroidery

1/4 stitch embroidery is made up of half of a diagonal line, if you want the residual part in the square of the border line to show different colors, you need to have 1/4 stitch embroidery to show

Three-quarter embroidery method (1/2X)

3/4 embroidery is made up of one full diagonal line and half diagonal line to form a "human" shape

Backstitching method (side stitch)

The first stitch comes up from mesh 1, then goes down from mesh 2; the second stitch comes up from mesh 3, then goes down from mesh 2, then comes up from mesh 4 and goes back to mesh 3. Except for the first stitch, each stitch is returned to the original mesh. Return stitches are generally used for embroidering overstitching, outlines and letters

French knot

Lift the needle to the 1 position and thread it out, wrap the thread around the needle once and insert the needle in the 2 position. Hold the end of the embroidery thread with the non-embroidered finger and pull the knot tight, while passing the needle through the fabric and holding the thread until it must be loosened. If you tie a large knot, increase the number of strands of thread as appropriate, but only wrap it once

Flat Petal Stitch

Put the needle through the 1 position, wind the thread back, then put the needle through the 1 and out of the 2, press the wound thread, pull the thread tightly into a petal shape, before putting the needle through the 2

There are many rules for cross stitch, but the most important one is that it is a self-indulgent activity and you can embroider as you like, without having to follow any rules, including everything that will be written later.

Usually one and a half stitches takes the following steps: 1. needle down. 2. hand down. 3. pull thread. 4. needle up. 5. hand up. 6. pull thread.

Ways to increase the speed are: 1. Pick embroidery. Pick embroidery is deservedly the king of cross stitch embroidery speed. Many sisters may not know what pick embroidery is. Pick embroidery is actually omitting steps 2 and 3 in the above steps, and not changing hands after the needle comes up, and directly picking up the next needle where it comes out. Following that, step 5 can be omitted. The speed of pick embroidery is definitely more than doubled. But the disadvantage of pick embroidery is also obvious, the most unfortunate is that the stitches are not neat enough, if you have patience*.
If you have the patience* to pull the stitches by hand when they are not even, the embroidery can still look good. Also, pick embroidery is only suitable for embroidering pieces of color, because it is more troublesome to calculate the next stitch point, and it is easy to make mistakes. It's also easier to make mistakes.

2、One hand, one hand. Anyone who has ever used an embroidery frame should know this trick, but you can actually do it without one. The most common way is to use a heavy object (thread box is the best choice) to press one end of the embroidery cloth on the table, and use the hand on top to gently squeeze the cloth while embroidering, without wrinkling the cloth. The buried thread is also very convenient. When you are skilled, you can use this method on the sofa, on the bed, wherever you want, just practice a little more. As for which hand is on top, it doesn't matter, it's good for sisters to get used to it. I recommend the right hand on the top, for the following reasons. There is also the problem of pulling the line, you can pull in parts, you can also pull twice a pull (with a double-headed needle, you can really do seamlessly said), twice a pull need to pay attention to is to pull when the line to be in the top, if you *
In the following time to pull, it is easy because you can not see and strand the line together.

3, integrated method. What is the integrated method? In fact, to put it bluntly, it is a mess, where it is appropriate to use that method to use that method. That's why I recommend using your right hand on top, so that you can use pick embroidery directly without changing your hand where it is appropriate to use pick embroidery. When embroidering a piece of color, I usually like to use pick embroidery to embroider the bottom half of the needle, and then use one hand on the top and one hand off to embroider the top half of the needle, so that it can be done quickly and well.

4: Less first, then more: there is nothing to say about this, embroider less first, then fill in more.

5: Embroider the outline first: there is nothing to say about this one, deal with a large area of color, embroider the outline first, and then fill in. Multiple stitches at the same time: This is a good point to make. For patterns that only have two or three colors but require frequent needle changes, you can use this method. You can put these colors on the needle separately, and when you need to embroider which color, you don't need to change the thread but the needle of that color, which is much more convenient. Note that the unused needles should be placed on the top of the embroidery fabric with the thread pulled.
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