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Blossom Embroidery Hoop Art: Using The Back stitch & Stem Stitch & French Knot

Charlotte Kan, Teacher: Hand Embroidery / Sewing

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11 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Blossom Embroidery Introduction

    • 2. Materials & Tools

    • 3. Transfer The Pattern To Fabric

    • 4. Threading & Starting Without a knot & Weaving in ends

    • 5. Backstitch & WhippedBackstitch & Texture

    • 6. Stemstitch & Texture

    • 7. French Knot

    • 8. Combine Colours

    • 9. Stitching The Branch

    • 10. Stitching The Blossom

    • 11. Finish Your Hoop & Final Thoughts

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About This Class

In this class you'll learn how to embroider blossom using: The stem stitch, back stitch & French knot, and how to finish the back of your hoop so that you can hang your final piece as hoop art.

This class includes a cherry blossom hand embroidery pattern and a branch sampler pattern

Are you a beginner to embroidery? Don’t worry! I 'll walk you through the basics and show you how to start your embroidery thread without a knot or how to transfer your patterns onto light or a dark fabric. 

Along the way I will try to answer as many of the questions I had as a beginner and share my tips and tricks.

This class includes a cherry blossom ahndembroidery pattern



1. Blossom Embroidery Introduction: in this class, I'll teach you how to embroider blossom, using only a few stitches. I'll show you how you can combine colors creating interesting effects, and I'll show you how to finish her hoop so that you can hang it on your wall. Welcome in my home and studio here, roots them. My name is Sherlock going on. I'm a fresh in designer. I create PdF sewing patents that I sell online, and I teach creative workshops like sewing and embroidery. I studied fashion design and created my own womens wear label, but after about seven years, I kind of lost my sewing mojo. That's when I turned the handwork to get back into a more creative space. I started knitting and embroidery, and I love to do small projects where I experiment with only a few stitches on, I tried to create interesting textures. If you're a beginner and don't worry, I'll walk you through everything I'll show you the stitches will use. I'll show you how to transfer your design on fabric and how to start your threats without using and nuts. Now make sure you download the PdF Beth turns in the project section so that you can stitch along during this class 2. Materials & Tools: materials until she'll needs the prince of Better in from the Project page embroidery needles. We will be working with different amounts of strength, so having a few sizes of hand will come in handy. I've done the work with Prime Needle size 22 24 at least two skeins of stranded embroidery flus, small and sharp scissors to cut the threats and trim the ends. A big pair of scissors for paper and fabric tracing carbon paper makes it super easy to trace. Veterans onto light and dark fabrics doesn't come off easily when you handle it, but it does. Washouts always test your fabric, injecting instructions, a pen pencil or what I'm using on aqua trick marker fabric. You can embroider on a lot of fabrics, but if you're a beginner, I suggest you choose the lights medium fabric that's woven unknown. Stretch my favorite ISS calico or unbleached cotton and has a soft off lightens and make sure stitches pop up nicely. This one comes from my Kia on embroidery hoop. I like to work with hoops that are about 12 for 15 centimeter, where can still reach the center with my fingers while working a piece of cardboard for scrap threats. A needle thread er is optional, but they're super handy when it comes to threading multiple strands for embroidery flows. Felt as a backing for your hope bends to hold on the fell to the back of your hope. 3. Transfer The Pattern To Fabric: for this step. Fuel needs that that turned. You'll be using copy paper there. Scissors, your embroidery hoop fabric underpin. Here I'm using my embroidery hoop to determine what branches I'll be using on. I cut off only what I need. This makes it easier to trace. Later on. I'm using my hoop to sense it into sign. I want to make sure I have enough room around the edges. When you're happy with the placement off your pattern, remove the hoop and start tracing. Make sure you hold down the pattern with your hands awaits or a piece of tape. Although I'm using a dark fabric to trace, the pattern on to copy paper comes in a wide variety of color, so you can also use it on light fabrics. If you're using a pen or pencil to trace, it's easy to see if you've covered all the branches. But if you want to make sure you have replied enough pressure, you can carefully lifts one corner off your pattern. You are now ready to put your fabric into your hope because the linen that I'm using us quite share. I'm using an extra piece of fabric as a backing. This step is optional and events on the fabric you're using. Put your fabric on the inner Hope and pushed down the outer hope. If you're fabrics to lose dice on the outer ring with screw and pull your fabric sites. If you're fabric is fairly light or share, you can also trace using a pen or pencil. For this step, you would need a pen or pencil. I'm using a trick marker, which is water soluble, your fabric on embroidery hoop and the better and you want to use. I start by centering the fabric into who and adjust if necessary. Then I turned hoop upside down on my pattern and start to trace. If your fabrics not light enough, you can use a window to help trace the pattern. When I use this method, I like to put the fabric into the hoop because it gives me a flat surface to drawn, and I can see if I liked the placement off, the better. An insider who, when you're done tracing, all you need to do is flip the fabric upside down and put it back into your hope 4. Threading & Starting Without a knot & Weaving in ends: to start your threat, slide the represented a center of your skin. Put a thread from the skin that's a so long as your under arm measuring from your fingertips to your elbow, but because we'll be folding a threatening her for the loop starts you need twice at length . Don't be tempted to use a longer threat. You will have more chances off nuts. And more importantly, the friction from pulling the thread through the fabric actually weakens its to separate the strong's. Slowly pull them from the center off your long threats or from the beginning. The key is to go slow and hold the threat lightly and slowly pull out the strength he needs . Remaining threat should bounce back. Run it through your hands before you pull out another strand. If your threat is very long, sometimes you need to slide down where your thread Bunches up to prevent nuts. An important step us around the thread through your fingers before your threads your needle . You will get a smoother result and less nuts to thread your needle. Fold your threat in half and trim the ends. Bench ends between your fingers and trim in an angle bring the eye towards ends that thread your needle folders now at the bottom and we're making your first stitch. This will create a loop at the back of your fabric. You will then pull your needles through that loop and attach it to the fabric. You'll see a small stitch once you finish the loop method, but you can simply cover over it when you start to embroider. Now, to finish your threats, bring thread a needle to the back and weave in the ends. Doing this for a centimeter or two should be enough now. As you can see, I didn't cross large areas with my Fred. If I want to start working on the difference area, I simply we've in my ends in the back of the work until I reached the area where I want to start working. 5. Backstitch & WhippedBackstitch & Texture: Miss Close. I'll show you had to do the beck Stitch the Whitbeck Stitch and had to create pictures. Susan. Bigger branches. You can start your threat with a look method and make a larger sich than you normally would . It will blend them with the beck stitch if you match the sitch length. If you want to keep an even stitch length pulled a thread. Word comes up out of the fabric to get a better view off the new stitch you're creating. Even stitches are not necessary. The irregular stitches will create an interesting and branch like effects that you can use to your advantage to create the Whitbeck sich glacier thread through the Citrus was sliding your needle underneath. Keep stitching in the same direction until you reach the end of your line. For the smaller branches, a single rove with Beck stitch is enough. But for the bigger branches, you can fill an area with a few rows. Beck stitch, and you can now whip those single rose or multiple rows of ones to create a larger texture . 6. Stemstitch & Texture: the stem stitch and outlined stitch are often confused because he stitches are the same. The only difference is that the stitches twist in a different direction. If you keep your threat above the stitches, it's golden outlined stitch. And if you keep the threat below the stitches, it's called a stem stitch. It doesn't really matter what you choose, but you have to be consistent for your first stitch. You want to go a stitch length forward and come back up halfway through that stitch. Now you make another stitch and come back up at the end of your previous stitch. You can use a stitch to fill an area, or you can create a Grady Int effect By pulling out a few strands along the way, you can either pull these strands to the back or use them to create side shoots. If you pull them to the back, you can weave in the ends later. Just make sure you're working. Threats doesn't get tangled with the strength she just pulled out 7. French Knot: It's time for the French, not the basic noticed done by repping the thread around a noodle a few times. Read the thread around her needle. A stick your needle beck into the fabric, making a tiny stitch next to where your threat came out of the fabric. You can pull the threats slightly to slide the reps down the needle towards a February. The dump will too hard, or it will be difficult to pull your needle through all the reps. Now, if your reps are a bit too tight, it's sometimes help to slightly twist them just before you pull through the threat to create different sizes, use more strands or read more often. And the more you rep, the harder it is to pull the threats through. I suggest you start small and do a few tests along the way. If you're having trouble pulling the needle through, you can also try different needle like a milliners needle 8. Combine Colours: embroidery. Flus comes in a wide range of colors that you can use on the road or combine. If you could Blossoming trees, you can see that it's never really a solid color. It's always mix of colors, and most of the times it's a subtle radiant. Now you can combined strength from different colors in one nuts, using 23 or even more colors, or give each notes and different solid color. Use a beautiful Grady INTs or go for contrast to really fun to experiment with combinations . 9. Stitching The Branch: so I wanted to share a little bit about my process. I trace the pattern and started with the branches that a little bit of testing with the yellow blossom. And as you can see, I started quite heavy, and I'm not quite finished. I used the whip back stitch for the top brunch. Still needs a little bit of extra stitches to fill in the area here of use a combination of stem stitch and with Beck Stitch. But I've only whipped a few stitches, and I also like that. The beginning is a little bit irregular here, so I'm going to keep that. As for how maney strands I use, I think it's about, um, eight. So I pulled four strands and then doubled, um, using the loop methods for the smaller branches. I went from three strong, so making it sick and then taking hours a few along the way. I think I've only used about two on the ends of the branches, so I think I'm going to do a few but, um, stem stitches here and see how that works out Now, as you can see, I only did a few stitches to connect the larger area with smaller branch. And I'm already liking what I'm seeing. So I'm thinking this should be enough. Thank you. So as you see, concede are still a little get here. But I can come back later and fix. That's so for now, I just want toe, um, keep going on the branch. - So with this branch already decided that it goes over this one. So what I'm gonna do is just go on their knees and keep going. And I think I already need to pull out a few few more strands and then maybe I can switch from the stem stitch to the whipped backstage so you can see it's there's no plan. I just make it up as I go. No, you don't want to become a fabric there. Yeah, I think that sits just from connect these and then bring my needle to the back. Now I'm going to continue stitching this and I'll show you more when I get to the Blossoming Park 10. Stitching The Blossom: I'm ready to start working on adding more blossoms, and I wanted to show a few different approaches. So here of Golden started with from a layer off small French notes alongside the branches. And then I field filled the areas in with these larger notes and they make sort of thes diagonal lines. So what I like about this one is that it's fairly clean around the Bronx. Cious and then there sees bigger French nuts at the top, creating these sort of wavy lines and a few smaller ones underneath. And it makes this nice sort of triangle has not quite finished yet. But, um, I don't know, in this Mike look might look good, and I might fill it in later with a whip stitch. So it's time for me to add a few more nuts to this piece on. I think I'm going to go with, um, six embroidery strength, some taking three out of my it's right here. So you think I'm going to start here and work towards the bigger brunch? So this is starting to look nice, and I'm going to continue to work my way up this brunch. So the notes I've been making were either seven or eight rips or two or three. Do you have quite a big contrast between the sizes? And I really liked the effects. Now she can see I'm slowly filling the area and it's still quite open. But it's a lot easier to go back in and add a few nights later than it is to pull them out . I hope you enjoyed watching a little bit of my process and a hope it helps. 11. Finish Your Hoop & Final Thoughts: use the inside of the outer hope to trace a circle on sort of felt. Cut it out and put it aside for now from the excess fabric, but leave around five centimeters or two inches of fabric so that you have something to work with. I use a running stitch to pull back the fabric before you cover it with felt. I'm using two strands of embroidery floss that were left over, but any threat will do. - Three . If you don't want to use felts to cover the back or you simply don't have fells, you can fold in the raw edges and again use a running stitch. Teoh. Keep the fabric in place, but because this part is not visible, you might want Teoh make the stitches a little bit more even. Um, sort of looks nicer After you've positioned the felt on the back of your hope. Use a few pins to hold it in place. Now stitch around the edges to secure the felt's. Once you're finished, all you have to do is start a little loop into some embroidery floss and hang your hope on your wall. Now you know how to embroider blossom. Thank you so much for watching this class. I hope you enjoyed it and learn something new. If you like the class, please leave a review. It helps others to find a class. If you have questions, you can leave them in the community part of this class. It's just below the videos. I would love to see your projects. You can upload them to the project section. And if you're on instagram, please take me. Remember two experiments and have fun along the way. It's just a needle in a threat and there really is no wrong way to do it. And if you're curious about classes to come, make sure you follow me on skill share.