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Hand Embroidery for Beginners: Rustic Plant Design Hoop Art

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Class Overview

    • 2. Tools and Materials

    • 3. Transferring Design

    • 4. Fishbone Stitch

    • 5. Satin Stitch

    • 6. Stitching the Leaves

    • 7. Stitching the Basket

    • 8. Weaving the Basket

    • 9. Finishing the Hoop

    • 10. Class Project

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About This Class

Embroidery hoop art is an easy and fun way to create a beautiful piece of art for your home or as a unique gift. It is great for reducing stress and improving focus whilst listening to a podcast or some music. This class teaches you how to create a really simple yet modern rustic plant design that looks far more complex than it is. 

In this class, you'll learn:

  • The best materials and tools to use and where to find them
  • How to set up and finish off an embroidery hoop for display
  • How to transfer a design onto your fabric
  • Three different stitches you will need to complete the project and can use again and again in your own designs
  • Stitch along with me as we create the different coloured leaves and weave the basket the plant sits in!

The class also includes a downloadable template design of the plant we are embroidering so you don’t need to be skilled at drawing. The guide can be printed as an A4 PDF which will make it the perfect size for the 5-inch hoop I am demonstrating on in this class. Feel free to change the size of the hoop you use or even draw your own design using the stitches you have learned. 

This class is for you whether you have never picked up a needle before or if you are looking for a fresh project idea having already established an embroidery practice. Anyone is welcome as I cover every step needed for the complete design from start to finish. 


Links to the materials and tools: 


AKORD Embroidery Thread (800) *

Fuyit Embroidery Starter Kit *

Colours Used:

Light Green - 905

Dark Green - 699

Brown - 829

Light Green (in example) - 907

Dark Green (in example) - 3345


Elbesee Hoop *

Bamboo Hoops *

Other useful tools:

Needles *

Natural Linen *

Cotton *

Embroidery Scissors *

* Some of these links are affiliated which means if you purchase anything through the link I earn a small commission. This does not increase the price of the product. If you do not wish to use the affiliate link simply search for the product separately in a private browser window. 

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1. Class Overview: Hi, I'm Lucy, a Web developer on blogger at luminous dot com. In my free time, I enjoy doing embroidery who parts on fell. Two parts about something like this is this is felt. This is embroidering in this class. Open Shoni house. Correct this really simple. Two parts off a leaky plants in a basket. I'll walk you through step by step from the materials you will need to the different stitches that are required. There's only two of them, so it's really simple and right finishing off in the class project. This class is suitable for beginners, even if you've never embroidered before, It's only got two different stitches, and I will be showing you how to do those separately so that you can then incorporate them into the final project. I've also created a pdf line, drawing off the actual design so that you don't have to worry about drawing yourself. You just copy over and my pdf onto your material, ready to start stitching. Embroidery is a really enjoyable hobbit. This is just an introduction, something really easy to get started with, and hopefully you'll end up with a really beautiful piece of who parts him at the end. So thank you for joining my still share class on. If you want to see any more of the projects that I'm working on, you can go to my instagram, which is Lucy luminous or visit my website. I will see you in the next video where we talk all about the different materials and tools that you'll need to complete this project. 2. Tools and Materials: There are a few different things you're going to need to complete this embroidery who pop, the first of which is hoop. So there are two different types of embroidery hoop. There are plastic ones on wooden ones. Now different people have different preferences over what they like to use. For the most part, if you're doing who parts and you're going to leave and the embroidery in the hoop, you want something like this, which is a wooden hoop. I like these because they have a nice brass and like, screw at the top. And all these do is you unscrew them like this, move it fiddly. And then this pops out on. Did you place your if operate between them some widget in and it pulls it nice and talk so that you can so without difficulty and without the fabric kind of going everywhere. And this is exactly the same with these plastic ones and these our little sleepier, but they are cheaper as well. So if you're just starting out there really good for practice and also, if you're not wanting to dio like something within a hoop, so if you want to frame it or like, you know, do some embroidery. Use this across different parts of it, like a bigger piece of fabric may be used like a larger one. You can then do that take afterwards and either mounted frame. It might be like a T shirt you're doing. There's a whole host of use. It's really for this project. We're going to be using a wooden hoop because the design is going to be staying in there. Andi again, It's got this nice bra clasp so and they will look hopefully pretty a. As the end result. The next most important thing is fabric, so I have two different types of fabric here. The first is cotton on, and this is a much closer like texture. So the we've, if you can see it's like slightly see through. I don't know if you can see the exam a hunt through it, but the actual we've itself is a lot closer together, so you can get a much finer Nieto embroidery kind of stitch on here. But it is harder to use for beginners because there's not really much of a guide or a kind of indication of where to put you next. stitch because it's such a close, we've and it's really lovely, much nicer for more delicate things. I personally for linen, which is this one here. It gets very stringy and Messi, which is why it's good to have it kind of in a hoop. But as you can see, this one has a much looser weave, and it has kind of a lot more texture. It's really nice because it's a lot more rustic on and which makes it kind of looking a lot more natural in the final result. So as you can see here, it looks a lot more kind of. I have no lived in her stick then if you were to do and really kind of smooth cotton finish and it's personal preference, just if you do get something like linen, you can get the linen like this, or you can get a linen blend. And if you get something like a linen blend, you got to make sure that it's not kind of really stretchy because they're going to start pulling the stitches all different kinds of ways, and it will make it really difficult for you to dio. And both of these are just from Amazon. They're not too expensive, but you can find this kind of stuff anywhere. Just have looking at local craft Store on DSI what you can quote with, but ultimately as long as it's fabric and it's not too thick, you can more or less embroider on anything and linen in distress. My preferred okay, once you have your fabric and your hoop, and I'll show you how to set that up in the next lesson and you need threat. So the's of really Easy's combined they. So there are lots of different front threads you can use. They come in all different colors, but the majority of embroidery threads come with six strands of thread all together. So if you have a look, he find the end of one, Um, so you have, like, a thick threat like this. But in the end, if you kind of pull it apart a little bit, you can see it's made from six different strong's of thinner threat. Now, for a lot of embroidery, you used the full thickness off the threat earned. You can pull them part if you want to. If you want to do something finer for this, and we're not going to be doing any of that, which is going to be using the whole six strong's. It depends on what you do in you can do it finally can do it thicker. If you were working on something like cotton, it's really good to do kind of slightly finished rounds on because that material container kit. But if you're using like a slightly looser weave linen six strands works really well, and this is just a selection of colors. I haven't. You get huge packs of these, um, again, I can link where I got these below Andi, each one. You just kind of pull out the threat, and you can pull out what you need and the way you go. The's spool ease air also really good for having when you have excess thread when we can wrap any extra that you get around them and up stops it from becoming a big, tangled mess. No doubt you will get into some kind of problems with thread all tangling up and at some point. But these are really great just to stop that happening, and I got these particular ones in a giant embroidery park with the hoops that I mentioned previously. So these ones, they all came in a giant pack on Do they have needles? And these little 10 threat holders and Cem kind of extra bits and bobs as well in, like, scissors. So you can always kind of find packs if you not go any of these things to start with. Andi it was relatively cheap was Well, the next thing you'll need is a needle. So, of course you've got your thread. You got your fabric, you got your hoop, and now you need something to actually sell with. So this is just a embroidery needle. I can't remember what size is. It doesn't particularly matter just a long. I'm just trying to show you here just as long as you can see how large the eye of the needle is. We can't, so you can see that is big enough to fit a six strand of thread through. So get any needles that have a tiny tiny I shall get really frustrated about how long it takes you to actually threat to them. And the longer tastes that up the last time you spend doing the fun stuff which is actually embroidering. So that is everything in terms of essentials. And then if you're wanting to do who part on actually use designs, then you're going to need, um, some paper under pencil so you can draw your design onto your paper. And sometimes it's really good just to kind of use your hoop is a guide drawing outline and then at the design in the middle. So you know it's gonna be the right size relative to what you'll using your friend is. And then, for this particular project, I have done a little printout template off the design that I'm going to use. So if you know a drawer, if you're not much of an artist like myself, then you can and print this out and trace it on. And all you have to do is the embroidery and not worry about the actual drawing itself. And in terms of a pencil, you can pretty much use anyone. I find that the best pencil to use is a six B or something, and nice and soft, just so that you can draw on the fabric without pressing on really hard. And it's really nice and soft too use. It should transfer over the easily and then and also just make sure it's nice and sharp as well, because you don't want to be smudging. Pencil all over your fabric, even though most of it will be. All of it will be covered up with embroidery. If it's really smudgy, you might end up with marks on your fabric, which you do not want. The other thing, you're going to need some scissors. He's just putting thread on bond fabric. So you just need to make sure that the nice and sharp on that they have a nice point so you can get close to the thread. So, you know, like to the design of the back of the hoop, so you're no engine it with loads of threat everywhere. These are particularly embroidery scissors. But those work really well, of course, as well. And just make sure that the Nicene shop so that you don't, um, kind of start pulling on the fabric if you are using blintzes. So that's all the equipment you're going to need just to recap. That's a hoop. Some fabric. Andi can choose which one you want. Some thread? Um, a needle and then a pencil from which to draw your design onto the fabric. In the next video, I will be showing you how to transfer your design onto the fabric and how to mount the fabric onto the hoop, ready to start your first itches. 3. Transferring Design: in this lesson, I'm going to teach you how Teoh transfer your design or your drawing and temporary even onto the fabric, and then how to mount that onto the hoop. So it's pretty straightforward. All you do is make sure that when you like I the drawer print design that you wish to use, that it's nice and bold so that you can see all of the lines. Don't make it too complicated, and especially if you're just starting out just so that it's really clear to see which lines to use this particular template I will have in the class resource is. So if you don't want to draw something yourself, you can just download this country. It's mine. It's already too size for this five inch hoop. So if you have Houthis size on, it will be the perfect fits, and but you can shrink it down or blow up, depending on what's you are using. I'd recommend this size just so that you don't have to do anything more complicated to begin with, Um, Onda. Also, if you are going, store your own design, make sure you trust hope to start with so that you have an idea off kind of composition on what size you want your design to be. So this is essentially just tracing. So are you going to Dio is place your fabric over the design, um, on and you can do this either in the hoop or out of the hoop. It doesn't really matter. A lot of people will do this in the hoop. Andi, I would say for a more complicated design, that's probably a really good idea. And but for the sake of argument, this is a nice, like thin linen, so you can see the design very clearly through it. And and also it's really like large, bold lines. And if he's go slightly out from the exact design, it's not going to affect the final product. So are you going to do is make sure you have foot brakes, nice and flat arms. Keep holding it really still. You're just going to take again. Not really soft six b pencil and you're just going Teoh tress and what's really good about it? A pencil like this is that It's nice. I'm easy to draw. No having to pull on the fabric to get about designed down And don't worry if you go out the lines here and just as long as you make no mistake in the lines and kind of do it smaller rather than larger because you can always cover up anything that's inside with, um, stitches. Because this is all going to be filled in. Just make sure you're not kind of drawing lines kind of outside of the area. Stir these little leaves behind here. Um, I was just warm. And then I think once we've done through the plum pop, another tip as well is that if you are using the grand, so make sure that when you are tracing, if it's got quite a wide and we've like this linen has that you are making sure that the vertical and the horizontal lines are kind of exactly that vertical and horizontal. And what you don't want is to have your fabrica an angle, because then that will make it really confusing when you're coming to do something like a really straight stitch, like for this basket, and it will make it hard to kind of see where you're going. Where is this? You could just follow the lines of the fabric that are already there. So I don't believe of myself. No half look see, so you can slide it back up that one enough. And then God should be your design. As you can see, it's nice interest on there, but it's not too dark, so I can take this out of the way I'm and then you need you. So it's a really kind of simple design. It just Trump said on and all you do Did you take a small ring on that grows underneath and make sure you line it up, get it? Where you want it so kind of middle is is the best for this one, and then you take your hoop on top. Andi, make sure that the and it doesn't really matter which way round it is, but making sure that the screw is at the top off the peace, especially if you're wanting to use this is the friend because it will need to be home. So you don't want the, um, place where it hangs to be kind of off center, so making sure that's in the middle, and then you just push down. It could be a little tricky But you just gotta stick with that. And it should comfortably go over the top like that. And then you can just tie and this hoop here. And if it's if you have any kind of lines or creases in the fabric, you can source of, like, wiggle and just pull them. Um, but generally kind of pushing down on top does straighten it all out nicely. And there you have your design drawn on your blank canvas off linen in this case and your hoop ready to start stitching. So if you've got this fire, I would love to see your designs, whether you've used the same one I have here, or if you've done your own design and please take a picture and leave it in the comments below so I could see your progress so far. I'll see you in the next video. 4. Fishbone Stitch: So in this lesson, we're going to take a quick detail from the actual project itself. And I'm going to show you how to do the two men stitches, and they're going to be required for the final project s Oh, that is the fishbones ditch on the satin stitch. So the fish bone is what we're going to use for the leaves. And the satin stitch is what we're going to use for the base off the on the plant pot. There are the basket, and they were going to say it started. Stitch. Andi, we've into it for the final, um, basket effect off the finished project. So starting from the basics to actually to stop embroider him and what you need, steris need to take a look at the threat. This is a particularly long piece of threats of I don't renowned with tutorial, and but over time you do learn how long your throat needs to be. Depending on the area that you want to fill. It's not really something you can quantify. You just kind of learned with doing so. If in doubt, always use a bit more of a time, you will learn to use less on west, less thread. So to begin a stitch, you first need to tire Not so that when you pull through the thread through the fabric, it doesn't come all the way through and do everything that you've been working on. And then all you do is just hire, not in the end of the threat. I like to tie a double knot, especially with a looser weave like this, just so that it doesn't pull through. So you do issue time a simple not so you wrap like over like that, and then bring the thread through into or not again, you just run crossover and then through. If you do it really gently, it just catches on the last. Not and you end it with a nice double. No men with the other side. The best thing to Dio before you trying threat anything. It's Texas's and just a friend like that, and then you can guide it through a needle. Um, I'm actually pulling off here so that it's not going to kind of fall off the eye of the needle mid stitch, and that's all you need to do. So we'll start with the complicated one, because why? No, Um, it's not that complicated, but may as well and start we'll actually do is draw a line down the middle of here just to make it easier to see what I'm doing. So this is fish to us. This is one where we have, like, stitches coming in here, and it's just coming in here, and it gives that lovely leave the fact. So it's what we have on this one. If you can see where the stitches kind of all coming towards the middle point, that's why. And it's called a fishbone because it has that kind of fishburne affected to it. So former NATO for this form, all you do is you take a needle and you come up through the back off the fabric, and you just kind of gently if you are. If you're looking for the spot and they need to be, you can just gently guide the needle through and then bring out through the first point put up and then pull it all the way through. Until that, no, only gently. But until that not just kind of called or some resistance, and you kind of secured it at the back. And then what you gonna do is you take it halfway down, right in the center and then put the needle fuckin on the pull it out through the book. Nager would only first stitch. Now what we need to do is get that crisscross effect. So to do that you come up. It doesn't matter whether it's left or right. But you just come up through one side, slightly lower down and pull it through and then take whatever side you've doing and do the opposite. So I'm on the right here. So I'm going to go over to the left and then place it on your drawer. And so this is so This is a leaf. So and you want to go opposite and waved in the middle one but the outer edge on the opposite side. So I'm going to go in that you pull it through and gently pull it talks. But you don't want to, like, pull really hard. And then for the next day it should do the same. But on the other side. So I've gone and left. If so, I've got him right first. And so now I'm going to go into the left. The same high is the right stitch. And it doesn't matter if you can't find it the first time. You just time until you got it. I'm gonna pull that through, and I'm gonna go in on the right side, on the outer edge. Uh, you see it? Starting toe crossover. And then you just repeat that over and over again on either side so slightly they were down on the right needle through, pull it through and then go down just underneath the next one on the left and then the right side pull it through and then slightly lower down on the rides. And then but again, right slightly lower on the left. You just want to keep doing that over and over again. And slightly lower each time to you basically were not space. Just keep going all the way down and you will see it starts to create this fishbone effect . Now, ignore this for now because the further down you come, the more it will cover up, and eventually you'll just end it with this top design the whole way down. So I'm going to finish this off on bond and speed it up a little bit so that you can see it coming together on and then I'll show you how to finish off at the end. So, as you can see, when we get to this point, you can't just start crossing back and forth. So you still don't exactly the same thing. But you're essentially going to the stitch before crossing over to the bottom of the next one, like usual and then doing again. So there's stitch before crossing over to the bottom and then repeat on. The thing with this is, as long as you don't stop just crossing over and over, it will help the same effect. And it would just finish it off nicely with that fish bone parts and keep going. And eventually you will reach a point. So all you do is you go through the last warm over it in 20 points and put tall, and you end up with this really cool fishbone thing, and it has to sit like it adds this kind of curve texture to the leaf. Um, it looks like this on the back, so they're not quite is pretty for the way to finish that off is to cut the fabric, cook Fred, so slow down and then you want to take because it's six strong's it makes it a lot easier. So you just spit in half into two sets of three and then tie it or not and then tired. Another not Ana. Well, security make it nice and neat, And then you just drop the end. And now you have a lovely like Fishburne stitch Nice and neatly finished off that. Back in the next video, I'm going to show you the satin stitch. 5. Satin Stitch: in this lesson. I'm going to show you how Teoh do use thesis satin stitch too. Create the best of the basket weave that we will eventually be doing on this. So you can see here that it's got a weaved texture. This is this is a satin stitch bits So across here and then we've weaved into it. So I'm gonna show you how to certain steps right now. So the first thing wants dio sturgeon Edo. So again, make sure it's nice and shocked at the end. You just could it and have a nice big eye of the needle and then you want to just threat that through. Nice inmate. I mention this plenty on the other side to work with and then at the end so that it doesn't come through the fabric. You want to just tie one? No. Yeah, And then he wants tie another not gently put through. So it matches the other note needed. Start with. Okay, so for this all you need is to start off with a square. So I should have noticed in the the drawing video on harvest everything up. This is our kind of rectangular squared off bit here, so it's gonna make it really simple. And we're going to just do the we've from left to right on this one. So I'll show you an example now. So all this is did you take your square or rectangle? You can do this with any shared. But for the sake of learning square is a really good one. Start with and you take a needle and you go up through the Bach at the very first point here, and you pull it through again, all the way to the notes, and then you take the needle back in across to the inside, then back in down there to create one big long threat right now and then because we're filling this, all you have to do is take a needle again, stuck up for the other side, as close as you can to the 1st 1 making sure that you're staying in a straight line. This is when the weave of the fabric comes in really handy. They come up through the outside and then back down in just under that last stitch on the other side. You basically repeat that over and over again, so I looked through the side, but down on the other side look through this side So you can see here you've got these tiny little holes in the fabric, so it's really good when you're doing a satin weave is to use one after the other, which makes it a lot easier. So they have used this once, and I'm going to go down into the next one there. And that just makes it a lot lot easier, especially when working with this foot brick to make it nice and neat and keep everything lined up properly. One buck down in the other side and you end up with this really lovely straight line. And you've made an actual books. No, no. So I'm not gonna finish off that, um box because it'll take a really long time. You don't really want to watch that over and over again. That's what you're under it with. And then when it comes to the weaving, let's wrong. And that's literally what we do. So we go and so we come up through middle through the entire No, we're gonna dio we've check. Go off one some of the other one durably over one over the other one. For one, he has the pull it through, I found. So that is how to do the two stitches that you're going to need for this project On din the next video, we will start stitching the leaves off the and plan for your final and a piece of who pot. 6. Stitching the Leaves: for the final projects. We're going to be using three different type different colors off threat. Andi, the design that I showed you have to use previously. And so it's nice and simple, and in this lesson we are going to stitch the leaves in two different types off green. And so it doesn't matter which one you start with, and I'm going to start with the dark green. And just because it's less off that one on DSO, this is these leaves here. This is a slightly different green to the one I used for this example, but it doesn't really matter. Choose whichever greens you prefer, and it's Dio has got a nice long piece of threat. It doesn't matter if you run out because you can change threads on. We can tie off on just get any peace thread and start where you left off. Let's start with a long piece just to make sure that I'm gonna have enough and then say you needle and thread it through and again. That's how you know in the end. So that's one. To keep out of your way to decide, take a project on, decide which leaf you want stitch first, so I'm going to stitch very end just because it's the easiest. Um, and all I do is I'm gonna go up through the center and when you're stitching a project like this, if you don't get your needle in the first time, it's fine. You can just take out and start again. Um, so you want to make sure the really nice sharp point and then we're gonna use that fishtail stitch that we talked about in the previous lesson. So you're gonna take drawer line halfway down the stitch that you want to dio and behind the physically draw the line, or you can just use it. It's a guide. Sound's gonna go probably about that. You can go a bit further down if you want. It doesn't really matter. Um, and that's first itch. And then it's look to the right, pull it through and then in on the left arm side. When you go a really long piece of thread like this, just make sure. Yeah, so here. So here's a common mystic that happens, and you've got with Raj. You pulled it through. But now you've got a nice big notes andare you'd have to do is just unpick it. Really good way to do that, Mr You needle and use that. Just pull gently on each peace. And this is a thing nobody tells you about embroidery, that you spend a lot of time when picking notes and thread. So hopefully pull that. There we go. In a way it comes. And then that means I cannot pull all of this, pushed it out, like assured him Start with And this That's why you should always check that you first stitch has pulled through correctly because otherwise you end up with a situation like that on the other. Good thing to Dio there's want, you know it's true is to just chop it off like that and then you can start back where you left off. So we've gone into the right and down to the left. So now we're going to go into the left back, going all the way through on down to the right to where it meets this overlapping leaf again. You just keep going until you get that lovely crisscross pattern that you got in the, um, stitch demonstration in a previous video. And if you need. Teoh, Look at this in any more detail. You can go back and look at that video just for an extra explanation. Just keep going and going all the way to the end. So I'm gonna go away unfinished the rest of thes stitches. Um, and I'm gonna do the all of the dark leaves and then come back and show you do in the light of leaves. So pleated all of the dark stitches and I just have the rest off this light leaf stitch and under the lightly stitch to go. So I'm just going to finish off showing you what I'm doing. But it seems all the other times, So you just come entry one end over underneath, pull it through course inside down. You just keep going. So I'm just gonna finish the rest off speed up so you can see, um, Andi, Then we can move on to a basket in the next lesson. So you see here I have gone a bit too far with the stitch that when it comes down, it's gonna be a little bit kind of elevated, and if you can see that and so they really do to fix that is You just take a needle. You go back in through got Sam hole put out because that again you can just kind of I need to know where you made a hole in the fabric. Um, moving around a bit, and then you just come up through a different one instead. Andi, good to go. So there you go. You've got your leave stitched on. This contrast isn't the same as the one that I did previously, but you can choose whichever greens you want to use this one slightly messier because I've been using a demonstration, but you can really take your time on it and get nice neat leaves. No need to rush. This probably took about half an hour. Um, maybe 45 minutes, actually to stitch all of the's off camera when you're learning. Just, like, do one leaf at a time, do one in the evening. It doesn't have to be alone one day project. Andi, I'd really love to see how you getting on. So when you have it sticks your first leaf. Please leave a picture of it in the comments, like in the class discussion below s So we can all see what you're working on, whether it's one Lee three leaves or you've managed to do the whole thing. I'd really love to see your progress in the next video. We're going to stitch the plant pot, so get your brown thread at the ready and I will see you in the next video. 7. Stitching the Basket: in this lesson. We're going to be stitching the basket before the plant pot, so we're going to do a setting. We've across Sarria setting stitch across the horizontal part of the plant part, and then afterwards if it's optional, but we can weave into it to create the basket effect. But we'll look perfectly fine with just the satin stitch. So if you need a reminder, I have a video at the beginning of this costs as to how to do the satin stitch on. I'll just do a quick recap now. So we go in, um, at the top left hand corner off the box that you're setting stitching into when you pull it all the way through drawer line and you take your stitch your needle back into the opposite end. You pull it across like that, and then you go up into the next hope, put it up, and then you go down into the next one along on the other side, and you just keep doing that back and forth. And for this one, if you want to do the basket, weave where we go in at the end and weave in and out, it's really important that you get a nice and strip on. That way it will look even better when we eventually we've it. And there's gonna be no crossing over so that you get confused when you're trying to count . But you under over your final we've. And this is really satisfying stitch because it fills a larger area very quickly on which makes it look really fancy. But you didn't do much work. So as you can see, I've got a nice straight stitch. Go in, do the rest of this off camera and I'll be back when I'm finished. So I've reached the end off the square and all the rectangle. So after my last stitch across here, I mean, I could even do another one. Just show you so in, um, into the next one along, how did you concede e By going in through the weave, you got really nice straight line and by following the grain of the fabric and then you go into the last warm pulled out on with something like this, it's really good to tie it off by. You can just hire not, but because we've kind of pulled it quite talk it's good to just girl off put underneath some of these like this. It's kind of pushing Needle three doesn't really matter like whereabouts, particularly because it's at the back on. But maybe even just up through one of these leaves here just to really secure the thread and then you can do unusual dropping it put apart bricks. Uh, try it a couple of times just to be sure and be successful, and there you have what could be a finished product. So in the next video, I'm going to show you how to do the basket weave, and it's essentially just weaving in and out of this satin stitch. It's very simple, but it is quite time consuming. And so if you're happy with this finished product, then by all means keep it like this. The only thing I ask is, if you have completed it, I would love to see a picture. And so pop it in the cost discussion and we can see where you've got Teoh. If you want to do the basket weave that's coming up in the next lesson, so see that 8. Weaving the Basket: for this last little section on the finished product. I'm going to show you how to do the we've power off the basket. So you end up with this kind of effect. This one itself is a little bit wonky. And what you get the idea. So you end up with this lovely basket weave effect that adds a little texture, and it just makes it look a lot more complicated than actually is. So I will show you that Now, this is more off a time consuming thing than a difficulty thing. And so I'm going to bring you in closer so that you can see what I'm doing. And but essentially, we're going up through the bottom. We need look, and then we're gonna go open under and over alternate pieces of thread until we get to the bottom, turn around and come back the same way, and we're going to keep going up and down until we get all the way to the end, and then we're gonna tie off. And that is essentially what we're going to have. So brother Cameron, a little bit closer for this one because it's a bit of a fine detail one. What we're gonna do is gonna leave two strands of the top in two strands of the bomb. So you're gonna take a needle about kind of, What's that like, half centimeter away from the left And bring it up between the last threads here and the rest of them on put up through the top until you're not hits it. The back S O that's just gonna leave is a nice, smooth line at the bottom. So once you don't over under although, three. When this fact when are you gonna dio is avoiding the top one, Uh, straight down underneath, pull it through and secure that throat in place, and then you're gonna do the other one we're gonna do You gonna go come up through a little bit further across but that still avoiding the a little bit further crops still avoiding the top one. Lift it up and then do over and all the way back down. I want you to this once. It's really easy to see which ones over in which ones under, but it's still quite fit released under over and you just keep going. So over under over under, uh, over under under under again. I feel like you're about to leaves them all. Just pull string. Three years of the Edo. It'll fall if you needle on again, avoiding the very last one. Put it through. Show me to the side. You know you have a second stitch, Let's keep going and eventually you'll get all the way to the end. Best to try and do it one at a time, just so that you know you don't write because it's got a lot tighter. So it's harder toe to each individual and the reason we use the back of the needle. Because if you use the front, it gets all kind of tangled up very easily. Um, it'll get a bit distressed in and, uh, nearly that over under under just a couple more. So we get over that one. Under that form, you don't. So you need to dio just make sure you kind of interesting it usually needle. Just make sure it's all kind of last meet, and then we put the threaten bomb more on that, and then what I'm gonna do just cause it feels a bit gap E at the top isn't one of in another couple of sarin stitches of ah, the top off the basket just to keep it looking nice in these. You see how that's kind of covered up? That top slightly gap? You bet. They also gives it kind of Ah, finished off. Look to There we go. So that is how to create a basket weave on. In the next video, I will show you how to finish off on the hoop itself and heart in eating up the edges to turn it into a piece of art that you can hang. 9. Finishing the Hoop: So we're nearly at the end. Um, you finished all of the hard work. And I'm sure whatever you've created so far is looking absolutely. And mayors in, please take a picture, as I would love to see it, pop it in the cost discussion below so we can get feedback from other students on myself on how you're doing. If you have any questions about only the stick chairs or if you like finding anything difficult, pleased that has states ask question and I will get back to a soon as I can. But finally, I'm just going to show you how to finish three actual hoop off so you can hang up without needing to frame idiotic out the hoop s first things. First, you need to grab your scissors. Make sure the nice and sharp on your just going to cook around, leaving about sent to me, Teoh. Maybe a bit more, actually really, like two centimeters off space. Just like a nice circle to get rid of any excess thought. Brick, um, doesn't have to be need clearly. There we go. Scared of that we're gonna do is you're gonna do a really in stitch around the outside so you can pull it in and tighten up. So just tell, you know, in any kind of leftover thread will deal. Some people like to do it with white thread. That's a good idea. And I was going to use what's left over from doing the basket. So you do is you're going to go up through here and then you're just gonna dio over an institution. It can be really kind of messy. So you just go up kind of Ah, so it's basically in and out all the way around. So you know, And now did you see how, as I'm pulling it round, it's actually tightening up the outside? What that does is it just gathers the fabric nicely, and it also stops it from fraying, especially with linen, because usually probably seen throughout this tutorial, there's that little bits that can fray off. So this is really good just for printing that from happening. Andi took it all nice and neatly, and so you just keep going all the way around, and then once you get to the end, you just tie in and not with starting peace, pull it all in and it gathers nice and tightly at the back and so that when you turn it over you have a beautiful new kind of ready to hang piece of who pods. 10. Class Project : So that's our final piece complete. Thank you for following along with this course. Don't forget to follow me on skill share form or classes to come. If you have any suggestions about all the classes that you'd like to see based on embroidery, I also do felt embroidery. So if you want to see anything to do with that, then let me know. And I also have an instagram where I should my work and I'm up too. If you want to follow that as well, Finally, please leave your pictures of your projects in the description below. I'd really look to see what you guys have managed Teoh do with this, whether it's the same as this one, whether you've done it's like color variation or symptoms. Please be different with stitches that I've taught in this class and I love to see all of them. So don't forget to leave a comment other than that. Thank you for watching and I will see you in the next coughs by