When you are going to do embroidery, you will need many things detailed. To make it easier, you can prepare the embroidery kit that contains anything needed. Preparing the embroidery might seems overwhelming to finish. once your kit is ready, your embroidery will be easier.
To begin the embroidery kit, the most important is you have the embroidery fabric. Also, you should check what pattern you want to make first. Make sure you have anything needed for that pattern. The embroidery pattern is really helpful for the beginner.
You can start by having various colors of thread. It also has many types, so every pattern might need a different type. The common one is stranded embroidery cotton or embroidery floss.
Put any needle into the kit too. The embroidery needle has a different shape from the common needle, it has a bigger hole than the common one. It is also more thick and strong enough, not easy to break.
Another thing that is as important as a needle; is a hoop. The embroidery hoop helps you to stabilize and stretch the fabric, so the sewing activity will be easier. Usually, the materials are wood or plastic with a circle-shaped.
Beginning an embroidery might be frustrating at first. You have to sew and stitch the thread one by one, following the pattern. Here are some tips for beginners to begin embroidery, it might help you develop your skills!
You have to make sure the embroidery kit has to be the kit. Use the right fabric, good quality hoop, needle, and thread. Most importantly, use a good quality pattern too. It is a place where you should place to sew and stitch the thread.
Start from the basics. Instead of using the hard pattern, better learn from the basic one for a beginner. The pattern for a beginner has different stitches and techniques, but still helpful to start your embroidery activity.
Dive into the technical issue, please pay attention to the sewing and stitching techniques you use. Learn the techniques from the book or YouTube. Many videos show the step to step techniques, it will help you a lot!
The first rule in sewing; you have to be patient. You might be slow when you’re sewing, but the result must be good. Meanwhile, if you are in rush or getting impatient, the result might be uneven.
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Embroidery has been established a long ago. The early invention of embroidery was found in China between the 3rd and 5th centuries BC. Another finding in Sweden is embroidery’s first appearance around the 9th and 10th centuries.
In the past, embroidery was also a prestigious and important thing in the Medieval Islamic world because it shows the high status social in Muslim society. For instance, in Istanbul, Cairo, and Damascus, embroidery is found in flags, uniforms, and covers.
Long ago, the embroidery was handmade. In England, the girls that had high social status in the town were stitching and sewing the fabric with manual hands. Also, it only can be done by women. The pattern and the technique might follow the ancient roots.
As of today, many embroidery machines are distributed. It means, the process and also the patterns can be done with a computer. Embroidery is no longer for women with high-status social only, all citizens, even men, can do it.
Embroidery is an art that can be done in fiber. You make beautiful characters, flowers, or anything using various colors of thread and needle. If you are a beginner in the embroidery world, you can take a look at these basic stitches. Good luck!
There are many techniques of stitching and sewing. For embroidery, the basic one is running stitch. The technique can be done by inserting your needle with up and down movement.
Next, is the back stitch. This technique is best if you want a solid line like you are creating an outline for the design.
Split stitch. It is also good for solid lines and outlining the design. This technique also can be used as a filling in your design character.
Stem stitch. As you can see from its name, it is used to make flower stems, vines, or anything that needs curves.
Satin stitch. It is best for filling stitches if you make characters that need the smooth one. It also has a texture and can be done quickly.
Chain Stitch. The shape of this stitch is just like its name. It is shaped like a continuous chain. Even though it seems so difficult, you can beautifully make it with some practice.
Those are some of the basic stitches for embroidery. Once you can master the basics, you are ready for any pattern. Good luck!