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Hand Embroidery for Beginners Step by Step: Learn 14 Stitches and Create Your First Design

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Class Overview


    • 2.

      Introduction and Materials


    • 3.

      Hoop Setup


    • 4.

      Running Stitch


    • 5.

      Seed Stitch


    • 6.

      Back Stitch


    • 7.

      Split Stitch


    • 8.

      Lazy Daisy Stitch


    • 9.

      Chain Stitch


    • 10.

      Fly Stitch


    • 11.

      Feather Stitch


    • 12.

      Cross Stitch


    • 13.

      Blanket Stitch


    • 14.

      Stem Stitch


    • 15.

      Satin Stitch


    • 16.

      Fishbone Stitch


    • 17.

      French Knots


    • 18.

      Class Project


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About This Class

Embroidery hoop art is a simple and fun way to create a beautiful piece of art for your home. You can create really complex and beautiful designs, with relatively basic stitching knowledge. You just need to pick up a needle and thread!

This class teaches you all of the basics you need to get started. From setting up your hoop and making a stitch sampler, all the way to creating your first piece of hoop art from an embroidery pattern.

In this class, you'll learn:

  • The best materials and tools to use and where to find them
  • How to transfer a design onto your fabric
  • How to set up and finish off an embroidery hoop for display
  • A step by step for 14 of the most commonly used stitches in hand embroidery
  • You will create a stitch sampler of these stitches
  • Once you are confident in your new skills, you can download the pattern I have provided to complete the class project.

This class is in 'real-time'. So you will be able to follow along with me step by step as we create your first stitch sampler. I have split each stitch into its own individual lesson so you can easily find each stitch if you need to refresh your memory. Feel free to skip around between lessons and sections. Whatever helps you learn!

This class includes two downloadable embroidery patterns. One for the stitch sampler and one for the class project. Both guides can be printed as an A4 PDF which will make it the perfect size for the 5-inch hoop I am demonstrating on in the videos. 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 if you are interested in embroidery, but are not sure where to start. I have incorporated everything you need to know in one place so you should find it nice and simple to follow. Everything is clearly labelled so you can come back to the parts you need time and time again. 

If you have any questions please pop them in the class discussions and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Stitching! 

Links to the materials and tools used in the video: 


AKORD Embroidery Thread (800) *

Fuyit Embroidery Starter Kit *

DMC Threads *

A collection of all 500 DMC thread colours *


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, My name is Lisa, and I'm an embroidery in front end Web developer from Yorkshire in the UK On my instagram is Lisa Bloom in X Way. You can see my latest embroidery and any out projects often working on in my free time. When I'm not working as a developer, I really enjoy creating who parts. It's a really wonderful media and could be completely different depending on where your own unique out Seiler's in this class is gonna be about basics. So I'm going to teach you 14 different stitches from backstage French knots that will allow you to create a whole range of different designs. By the end of project, we will have created this speech someplace on which, because all of the new stitches that you learned on then full because projects are created a template for you to fill it with all those used a chase to give you yourself your own unique spin on design. If you would rather the draw your own design, that's completely fine. You can do it from scratch, anything goes. The one thing I really want you to take away from this is that anybody can start with embroidery, and it's really, really simple to get going. All you need is a few basics that chance and create something great. That being said, I'm really excited, futile incident do with May so graphical put on less again. 2. Introduction and Materials: Hello and welcome to this embroidery basics costs. This first lesson is going to be a quick overview of what we will be covering and what were Terry's. You'll need to complete the cost. The following lessons will be teaching you the 14 different stitches required to create this stitched sampler. If you print out a template provided in the class, resource is section. You can work alongside me step by step as I go through each stitch. For the purpose of this class, I have done every single stitch in a different color, so each one stands out. While from teaching, however, feel free to use one color for all examples. If this is easier as it will mean, you have to re thread your needle a lot less often while still learning the materials you will need for this class on embroidery. Hoop some coffee on which to serve some scissors to cook your threads. A pencil. To trash your design, you can use a needle thread. A. If it makes it easier that this is an essential and you would you need a needle, of course on then, some threads in any colors you wish to use I have listed a place where you can buy all of those things in the class notes below. Once you have created your stitch, some put the cost project will be to create design. Using these stitches, I have created an example designed with this array of potted succulents and cacti. I This is a really simple passing to embroider or even though it looks really intricate. I've also created a template for this design. If you would like to use it so you can also print not in the cost. Resource is if you have any questions along the way, you can reach me in the discussion section below or any of the social media profiles listed on my still share teacher page. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any help. Once you have completed your design, whether it's this one off something different, I would love to see a picture, So please add these to the Cost Project section. That way, myself in your fellow class, members can see what you have created. Thank you for joining this class, and I will see you in the next lesson where we start nice and simple with a running stitch 3. Hoop Setup: welcome to lessen two of this cost. This is where I'm going to show you how to set up the hoop and transfer the design onto your fabrics that you've got a guide for When we're doing each of the stitches Also going to show you how to thread the needle on Get that settled, ready to start stitching. So the first thing you're going to meet is a design. And I will put print out of this if you want to follow this exactly. And I've just done this as a general guide so that you can see way stitches a girl in Just help as you get in Start is the best way to dio The design transfer is essentially have something that's got, like nice, dark in coal something really clear that you can just lay fabric over and trace it over onto the fabric in either pencil or water soluble ink. I have for parents soldiers because it's easy and most people have a pencil is a lot kind of easy to get hold off and and all you do is you just lay all design on top on and comes very of this one slightly different to the one actually have already on here. But it kind of the same principle applies. Andi, once you've transferred it, do they have really faint pencil lines that shouldn't show through the Fred? But I kind of visible enough for you to be ableto use it as a guide. The next thing you want to do is get your who so I'm using. And these hoops so just they just wouldn't want You get all different kinds. This is my preferred one because they've got nice breasts. I'm talk anything that I've used as well. I will link in the class notes so that you can kind of find everything exactly the same. If you want to follow in that way about any Heupel deal. So you dio Teoh amounts. The cooperate onto the hood is you take the smallest home place underneath morning up on this wolf. Exactly. Because when I drove drew the design for this. I trust the size of the hoop before drawing the design inside. So it just means that anything that you draw will definitely fit within within the space you have. And then Ideo was with small one underneath till atop one of the largest and place it over the top and push it down. And then once it's nice and tall over the top. You Tyson screw just so that it doesn't slip out of the hoop and then anything that's a little loose around the edges. You can just pull at the outbreak to make sure that it's nice and easy. It would basically feel like a drug. Um, now is how you mount it. Next thing you need to do is take the threads that you want to use. I pre cooked this for the purpose of this video. You won't need huge amounts of threat just because really doing small sample pieces and this is probably a little too long. But I wanted to show you a length that would work for most situations. So the first thing you're going to do with your threat is tight. And know that the end sort of simple, no. And then you going to tell you the range, take a needle. This one is, you know, just a simple needle. It's got a slightly larger I just so you can fit the thread through on with it being six Strong's and then also gonna use a needle threat. You don't need one of these leaders. Make your life a lot easier. Most embroidery kits actually come with them. And so if you're buying needles of you buying thread, most of them will have some kind of needle thread A in there. Friday is a place you need a long night. You take Etheridge, the rock hair. Bring this class that you take a threat and rocket over the hook like that's and he pulled . You need all three when sometimes with your idea. It needs a little bit. We go, you put it on and you end up with a threaded needle and now is all you need to get started . So without further ado, I'm going to move on to the next lesson, which is the first off the stitch lessons on the 1st 1 is going to be a running stitch, which is this one right here. 4. Running Stitch: in this first lesson, we're going to learn how to do a running stitch is the most basic stitch with an embroidery on it. It's this one here. So where you basically running in and out off the fabric? It's pretty much as simple as it looks. But I'm going to show you how to do it. So you take a needle that you've already threaded. Andi for this pattern, I'm going to use this line here. No, you dio just take these all you break up through the first point this life that when you pull it through and then you decide What? How long do you want to each stitch to bay? So for this, I'm going to do quite a small steps up and show you a few of them and you take you needle along the same straight line and you put it back in through the fabric. I'm pulling, Aaliyah decides, and then you look at the size of the states you've done on. Don't take you needle underneath, leaving a gap the same size as the steps you just created. We overthrew the fabric and then take it down again about the same size why Found? And that is your first friend in Stitch. Then all you dio is you go up again the same distance on down again, the same size of stitch, because sometimes take a little while to work. How the best way to be able to see the needle and kind of it takes a while to judge the distance of the stitches on. We will get the hang of eventually you bring up through again and then and in a straight line on behalf this house audio earn instead. This last one's going a little bit. Pash Air just went off the line. I drill, which is why sometimes good to have a line. And then, if you turning of it, looks pretty much the same on the back and it's finished. You could do a few different ways that violate it, take the rest off the threat and just loop it a few times with stitches on the back. In that way, it just captures it. You take this is this. You just cut the end off, making sure that it's nice and tightly wrapped up that, and they have it as your first running stitch 5. Seed Stitch: and this lesson I'm going to teach how to do a state stitch, otherwise known as a straight stitch, is essentially just individual small stitches like this and the reason it's called the same stitches because it looks like a small cluster of seeds, and you can also use seed stage two out, lots of like raised texture and putting underneath a certain states just to give it more of a lift off the fabric. And this one's really simple. So you need to do is very similar to the ruling Stitch. You just take your needle up through the first point, pull it through. Been down through the second point. Is it essentially a seed stitch? But what makes it more received? Stitches. If you do, a few of them clustered together, so you go up, break and then down we're into the points. Andi. Number it down. Next section, the one what you want to do is be careful that you're not pulling at the fabric to tired, rising consult poker, and that can just make everything go a bit strange. If you have a straight lie and you find breakfast, put Caray, it can make it look like a wonky line. If you do have a bit of that problem, you can just pull the fabric gently at the sides on baby tired. The radio. That's no kind of tight enough. And so that is, receive stitch again, all you have to do it back, mistaking needle and likely thread it through stitches on the back that you've already created. And it will just kind of catch the threat so that, you know, since worry about state, have done chuck up at the end. Andi, you've completed your second stitch. 6. Back Stitch: in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to dio backstage which is this one that here. So as you can see, you can still see all of the individual stitches but it creates much more of a continuous line. And then the running stitch does so the way to do this You start off very similar to renew stitch. So you bring the needle up through and the first point put it through. But then what you dio is you go in that distance you want you stitch to bay So again very similar to the stage. More like that And then on like the Lenin statue you take you're statue of the feather power. So about sandwich So here for hope and then relevant continuing on this way I saw you state it looks very similar. The movement were actually come back on yourself and you take the needle through the point first what you did. And so you come up a bit further hatch, Then you go back on yourself. That's the name back stitch. Go in through the point the on you keep going. It's gonna bring a bit closer. So you go up a bit further. Hash. Wow, you go back in at the point over the last one. As you can see, all that looks very similar to reinstate, you end up with a much more continuous line. So this is really good for doing outlines. An embroidery. It's but for doing flower stems, things like they just keep going back on. Then there's probably about two more stitches that's on here, so a little bit further hatch down into the last one. But further ahead, owners dude of it, whether over just sort of nice and straight go and then down into that's what you did. Innuendo for their own stitch and again, like you lose. You take it at the back and you just loop it through and catch your thread so that it doesn't come done. And you just bring it through a few times until you happy at Dartmouth Medical leaves Go on and you tile. Oh, just cause if you think that the threat is nice and secure, not is your backstage 7. Split Stitch: in this lesson, I'm going to teach you how to do a split stitch. So this is this blue one here. And as you can see by using this one, it shows no gaps in the stitch, and you can't see any of the fabric through. And that's because we split the fabric. So I whispered the threat as we go down making a complete continuous line. And so again, this is a really good outlining stitch, and it's also good. Full flowers are places where you don't want any firebreak to show through. So the way we do this is again you take the threat about the Sandlin because we've been using so far, I'm starting. Like most of the stitches. You bring the needle up through the end, put it right, and then deciding how long you want your stitch to bay. I like to do a slightly longer length and so that it gives me plenty of space to put under there stitch fuckin And so I'm gonna go about double what I've been doing so far. But again, still following that the line, pull it out, and then if you so that you do the 1st 1 slightly longer. And then you bring up not the same distance, but about half just so that you have the length of the steps you want to dio. And so you've got you a long stitch here. And then you pull it up through the fabric about housework the size of the first issue. Don't so bring her up. I know you take your needle and you place it in the center. I'm pushing down through the middle off the fresh on through the middle of sich that you did first they pulled up through and what that is essentially doing is split the first step chance to turn split stitch. And so again, you pull the needle up through at the Half West Point and then break it down in between the fabric at the halfway point. And ideally, you want to catch some of the fighters in there on not just grow between the strands. So that is a nice, tight split stage, and it's not gonna end up with a gap and look a bit more like a chain stitch, which we're going to letter. So you come up through the middle, then go down through the center off hostage but through the middle house, waypoint and then down. We've sensor off the last ditch, you keep going, and then eventually you end up chan, that is old back together And you can tell you can still see the stitches, but there's no large gaps obvious by brick Shorty. Three, finish that one, and you can take your time with this. It doesn't have to pay super quick. You just want to make show that you are where the concentrating on putting the stitches in why they should go and you're gonna end up with a much better result. If you take your time with it, then if you will, that you need to do it really quickly. So after the last stage, and as you can see, the last one always looks a little bit longer. So I like to do Just to make it look at his knee is possible is bring a really small states that you can barely see up through the end and then just use that Teoh kind of do a split stitch in the very last one so that all of the result looks the same, so you can see that they're all ended up the same length. Rather than having a slightly longer stitch in the end again, wrap it up with back. This one's even easier to do because it's a nice tire stitch in the back as well, such as threat you needle through honey. Five. Brief Any threats that could be stitches. You just don't trust them all in and then could when you have nice slip stitch and again if you fabric because all just give it a whole and it will and sort yourself out today, have it profits put stitch. 8. Lazy Daisy Stitch: in this lesson, we're going to learn how to do a lazy daisy stitch. So that's this one here. It creates these petal shapes, which is why it's called Lazy Daisy. Because it's really good for making flowers on this one. Looks quite complicated was actually very simple. So I have some dots here. Just started every guy. So each one has to. So there's gonna be one on here is gonna be one here. Well here. And one here. And so all you do is you take your needle and you go up through the first dots, put all the way through, and then you go no into the same hole that you just come up through, but instead one very, very close to maybe like here, Then pull the needle down And then instead of pulling this all the way through, you're going to leave a little bit. He's catch it with your finger. Then you can dio I'm under you instead to go up into the next wrong underneath on Do you take this loop that you've created? Let's it over the top, Onda poorly needle up through the loop and what that does is it creates not petal. Then I dio is taking the loop. You've created stage on the way. You just come through you what you place it have catch the loop essentially. So you don't go again. You don't go through the same hole, but you go through one really, really clubs they just pulled That's high and you end up with the lazy daisy stitch, So I will show you that again. So you come up through one side, you go down, ready class the other side believe loop and you come up with this other power have long You want your, um, stitch today and you take a needle and you loop it through to catch it and pull it backwards like that. And then you hold in place my going back down immediately after where you just came up and it drops in place like that. Tell her to Margo's look to censor down right next to wave just, um, stitch, but not through the same hole. And then up a little further over catching the loop, what was pulled on cross. And then you catch that trump in place. What we're essentially doing here is an individual chance ditch So when we do 10 stitch next, you'll see that this is a very similar way of doing it, boy for the chain stitch. You just linking them together and so you can go for the center down. Right next way. I just outed one. Go through that. Can she? Really? And pull it tight And just make sure that the back as well that you know what kind of trumping any threaded allies. It'll come loose over time. Um and so we're just going to put with the needle through his past that finally and again. Don't forget to security at the back by lieutenant through any of your excess bread. Just truck. Fine place. Do a few times. Go through. What do you think it will trumpet the best? A nun. Cough access right back on. Do you have a lazy daisy stitch? 9. Chain Stitch: in this lesson. I'm going to show you how to do a chain stitch, which is this one here. It's called a chance ditch because it looks just like a chain eso You have war essentially lazy Daisy Stitch is linked together into a chain to form this really lovely and textured stitch. So the way to do that is you start off in the same way as you do with the lazy Daisy, and so you pull needle up. That sounds in point. Then you bring it down again right next to restarts. Like so leaving that little loop, um, to couch and then instead off, like dropping the stitch separately. You pull. Then you look again through the stage like this, making sure you got all of the threats in that. Here we go. So you put me look, you do truck bed like this, I'm But instead off going immediately and pull like junk inside and play tie, you answer in the same place again. Souto do the same thing as lazy days. A but rather than pulling it tight, you just create another loop and you do the same thing again to know you call the Secondly , you bring up the sitch brother alone What's really when you drop it In that way. So essentially, rather than adding a a new stage to trap the loop your trapping each one and creating the chain with the next train and the next loop along so again you and sure pull it into a relatively small loop being the need Look rather long trucking not Luke as you go bullets flying and the answer again right next to where you I just probably needle through for now . You guys turned stitch happening and then you got a bit further alone populate. The only time, the only time that you will be doing what was essentially a lazy daisy stage is when you get right to the end. Because then you'd be able to truck you're finally and create. Oh, that's gone a bit wrong, right? So if you do go wrong, so you say I have not gone quiet kind of firing us here. Don't worry. I dare raise on Reggie Nido and then use it to 10 over and pull the threat three, like so on. Then you turn a research needle and you can basically just start again. I'm gonna do that now. And this is something you'll get used to is you, um, you know, saw embroidery, because although you get better and better is the chance that they're still times that you go around. And so it's good to know how to fix that and that you can fix that without having to start again. So you work at what point you got there and you. So for this one, I understand Come back up through here frantically and start again. So that's come all this way. Rights pressing A salute are coming in sand point. Sometimes it's good to just make sure the loop is messing the right way. You'll be able to tell you otherwise it'll twist. And then for the final stitch, all you do is pretty creatively again. Come off at the very end of the line that you're creating. And then, rather than creating newly, you finish off like a lazy daisy and just trump finally, it. And by going back in the same flash again, trump it just like that. And then a house, a chance stitch. So you can say it creates that really nice Chandling. Perfect the grand. Please pick through it back tiles and trump your access threat. Are you doing so? In the next lesson, I will be showing you how to do a fly stitch, which is this one here getting very similar to the train stitch, but creates a different ship. 10. Fly Stitch: in this lesson. I'm going to teach how to do a fly stick, which is this one here, and it could be used for detail ing like individual small details or if you put it together , it can create a really nice texture. It's very similar to the lazy daisy and chance ditches. Apart from you. Don't go in at the same point, you keep the statues further away. So to do this you start by coming in for a fight. Like so I think you grow barking. There's if you're making a straight stitch. But again like the lazy daisy, you don't pull it all the way through. Instead, you take a point that's in between the two stitches, but further down, so kind of making a visa. Then you bring up through that, and then that's what you use to catch the stitch. So when I pull this through now, with my needle being through the middle, I pulled out. It will capture and create that V shirt, and then, just like the lazy daisy, you go in and you drop it like so. So go through the middle. That was if you making a straight stitch. Marcedes stitch. And then instead of one, although my through you can look through a point but like to be shared, you trump, do you pull it through, sound down, Trump said. And then you just trump fine place. I put it in another small stage right below wave. Just come up. And the more you do this, the more you get a feel for where you want to put stitches themselves. What do you think the best distancing will bay? I'm how big he won't be b share to be. You could do like a really long stitch. That's nice. And like that, Chris, like a long, thin V shape, I could do like a wider one. It just depends on what you're making or what you want to look like. If you can't go in, you're endo with Who's your friend together. If you get trapped all, you just have to have a little play around the back and just each triangle. Anything that's looking a bit we fold. I mean, when he puts right, it will be a lot smoother Then, if it started to get tangled up with Buck Girl again, if you operate because I'll just give it a whole. I was going to show you one of these that close So you go in through stitch. So I've drawn my dot triangles on here just so you could really see Pull it through, you go in across. So what you do nto straight stitch that if you pull this all the way through, would literally just being straight stitch not to call on your fabric. And then before you pull the whole thing through, you just leave small loop When you come in further down, Christina triangle, catch the loop that you've created illegal through propping up and into securing place. You just plus another small stitch essentially right, your threat over not loop you created There you have the fly state title of them to finish off. You need a lady threat through the back stitches just to trap any access front that you have is is trump. The excess now is you fly stitch. So in the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to do and a feather stitch, which is this one here, which is a little like a fire stage but linked together. So I'll see you 11. Feather Stitch: in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to do a feather stitch, which is this one right here. It looks really similar to a fly stitch, but it's essentially just linked together. There's a really good for creating, um, brunches with different stands on. If this was like in a brown color in the movie to some lazy Daisy, Stitch is at the end creates leaves, and it's also really good, fulfilling larger areas with a nice texture. So it looks more complicated than it is essentially just dropping on Lukes again. So the way to stop created a guide hair as well, because it sometimes but to have some straight lines just to see where you're going. So all you have to do for this phone is taking needle and threat for you through the first point. I'm going all the way through, like so, and I skip out the first line that I've created a move straight onto the next one, exactly parallel to one that you just done. I'm all that through and again because we're creating loops here that we want to trap. You don't want to pull your threat all the way just So there's a little bit left and then take your needle and using the inside line that we haven't actually used yet Grill in the the same Which again? Down truck, the loop. And what you're doing right now is essentially creating a fly stage. So you've got that. But then a bit like the lazy daisy in the chain stitch, rather than tracking your loop stress away instead, what you want to do is move over again, parallel to this new stage. So here, pull guns, create a loop. And then now you treating this like you just did this one. And so you bring a little further down on you cleaning up all the way through. And by doing that, it traps this stitch on the previous world. So as you see how you starting to get a bit of a chance. And so for the next one to create the kind of alternating weather effects you need, Teoh Teik, this is President. You just of the stitch that you just own. Rather than going right, we're gonna go left again to place it directly under the first stitch we made but parallel to the last pitch, we made. So it goes in about that. So back home, this side and again, further down in the sensor. Come back up through you. Trump that loss. Fitch, do you see how well you pull that ties? It creates that nice feather effect. And so again, you've pulled up through here. So now we're gonna go directly parallel in. I'm not lying. They believed come up through the middle line, trapping the loot all through. But it again Rover's, though the side parallel pull through, he believed, and then for the final state shift was stopping. Here you going? Come up through the middle and then just like a five stitch you instead of going over to the next. And you keep going forever with this like you will have to stop. But for the purpose of this video, you've got a few different feather stitches and then to trap it, you just do exactly what you do with fly stitch and go back in just underneath wave. Come up. He talked out there and then you end up with this lovely for the stitch on a gun at the back. You just leave you needle through to trap any excess threat and to make it nice and secure . City Stitch doesn't come and done. I want you feel happy and secure. You cough it end and then you have really lovely at a stitch. So in the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to do a cross stitch. 12. Cross Stitch: in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to do a cross stitch. Which days this one here, you probably heard today is a kind of needlework copy in itself and what you can do cross stitch is free homes as well. This is really good for outlining a design are also kind of filling areas as well. It's a really simple stage. It does what it says on the 10. All you have to do is kind of come up mitt across and keep going. Essentially. But this kind of railroad truck guide is really nice because it just makes it all of your stitches. Even so you do. Did you come up? Doesn't matter which side You start looking for the end, pull through and then go in further down the bottom, pull from my and then you want to come up on the right hand side like so And then, as you can say, we're going to go down the inside to create across like so and then if you want to kind of start either side. But it's good to start way. Haven't just been just so that, you know, unravelling the stitch. So you come up through the outside diagonally across university of the sides. Oh, through that where you just brought out stitch in, then crossed over, okay? And then you from go through the scientific having just used. So when you come down across like this and then go through this side cross like so go through, decide that you haven't to Spain. You just keep going until you felt the stress that you want to fill. It's making sure that you coming up the same place that you left the lost sich. Also that you're avoiding going through way. You've immediately just been otherwise you will just undo the state rather than trump anything. Oh, goes down that And as you can say, that creates a lovely her stitch effect. Really nice for colleges. Tie all over the back on and you're done. So the next lesson I will be teaching you how to do a blanket state, which is really so much of a further stage. So you should find it really simple. So yeah, I'll see that 13. Blanket Stitch: and this last one I'm going to teach you how to do the blanket stitch, which is this one here. Traditionally, this is used Teoh edge outbreak so you can do it along the edge here and it creates a nice line right along the edge on all threat, which is why it's often used to kind of bind things. However, it could not really, really nice if you do a surface blanket stitch outlining all fighting texture so very similar to the Fed A stage You start off in a very similar way. But rather than pulling it right and left you just under with a straight edge So if you wherever you stop So this line here, wherever you start, it will be the edge that the kind of this is all so whichever you want your blanket stitch today on but a long edge. This is where you need to stop. So I will well, through here and then all you have to dio is come down again further across, kind of like with bunk with the for the stage. So again, how balloon just like this But then online the fed estates where you would create Hey, sorry that I focused. Well, not the feather stitch where you would place your stitch here. Instead, you go directly below the steps you've just created. So you've gone in, and I'm gonna come up immediately below trucking that loop. So it's kind of a upside down L Shea when he trapped the loop as you come. Did you see how it pulls it to the side? You then do the same thing again. So you going at the top and again, instead of going immediately in the middle, you go straight right on goal for their trump. Pull it down. As you can say, it starts to create Fender State for the state started up Blanket stitch. So go. So why you Let's go. And then an immediate right on goal underneath. You don't have to do this all that. Once you kind of pulled the threat up. And then, like a clean needle through entrap blue again. That just creates that stitch. You can kind of do a double stitch here. Um, if you don't start it off a bit nicer, but just for the sake of showing you how to do it So you go down there, see if you pulled it tie, It would basically be a Bagnall. But when you pulled this up, but a 90 degree and then you hook it through that pull that I just pulls it down into that square ship and again, like all the others, just a truck that you just finish off rounding a little close to the end and now is a blanket stitch in the next lesson, and I'm going to show you how to do any. It's them stick, which is what is used for stems of flowers and for outlining as well. 14. Stem Stitch: in this lesson. I'm going to show you how to do a stem stitch, which is this one. So it creates this kind of twisting rope effect. As you can see here, um, and waste do This is essentially catching the thread as you pull up, but doing a almost like a back stitch while she do it. So I'm gonna show you on a curve just so you can see the texture off the stitch itself. All you have to dio is come up got right at the end where you won't stop And then you go in quite a bit further over secret crime Nice large stitch. And then again, rather than dropping rather than pulling the stitch all the way through you come up exactly in the middle on the same line this time of where you were just Well, im not stitch You dropped out loop, you pull it and so you can see you've got stage two of the top states coming up through the middle. And then again, you just go straight over to the next line, creating new stage. Pull it. You can see that you kind of crossing over the last one and so to come up through the next you go again, right? Look through the center, trapping that loop, he pulled out time. What you want to dio for a stem stitch is always a look through the same side of dilute. So for this one, I'm going where the loop is on the bottom Empoli, uh, on stage that I'm doing up through the top. But you can do it legally around where you pull the sticks to the bottom and the loop stayed at the top. But as long as you always do it the same way, it will and it will still look right. So don't do that. Look through the middle. I've got lost stitch. I don through the night. It's warm fairly. Then come up through the middle before politic time. And so I have to do is just keep going up through the center of the last stitch, making sure he's staying on the same side off a stitch when you pulling it through. Sometimes we basically if you don't leave some room. But what you end up with is this lovely, twisted rope texture. And if you do in a curve like this, is still good to, even though a stitch will look different. I was support not three socking. And even though it will look different on either side of the curve, it's better than trying to switch the way around that. You pull your stitches through halfway because it can start to get it hope catching. And it does look quite a nice. So it's always, but I just keep your stitches going in the same direction, Um, a little bit nice and smooth. Does she go? So just finishing off these last couple actually control the threats. Pollute final stitch? Yeah, you pulled up through and then you can just pop it through the same one just to Trump and the shelves nicely. So that is your stem stitch again. Make sure it's nicely and talks at the back. You go every sin that's entirely round. Prop up any excess bits of right, and though you have some stage, so in the next lesson I'm going to show you how to do a satin stitch, which is essentially filling this box here 15. Satin Stitch: in this lesson, I'm going to teach how to do a satin stitch. So that's this yellow one here. This'd essentially really good fulfilling areas. It's just a smooth stage that was a really nice texture. You can add a seed stage underneath the satin stitch to add even more putting underneath. And it's really simple to dio all you need to do have box here as a reference just so that we can follow the guys. But you're essentially coming in one side. I've been creating a really long straight stitch and understanding them really close together to fill the stairs. So you comment at the top? I know down exactly opposite side. This is what I think this is when you have a really good like use of six threats and six embroidery, said friends together, because you can vote through round Anethe and then down again your visit side. And if you've got a nice big threat really quickly, it will start to fill the area, and you have a nice section a little bit away during close stitches. You just keep going openside, you're trying. Keep the lines of stress possible. That's where it's nice to have I could slide outlined wrong. You can also use one of the outlining stitches we've talked about previously. To actually feel like, you know, kind of finish off the edges nicely. Normally, get the nice and straight. If you really concentrating, you just make sure you lining them up. But you can also bring one of those lovely outlined stitches around the edge and just make it look extra published. So again go through one side, don't you, dio? And what you're doing here is essentially rocking the threat around around around. So you end up with a very similar looking, um, stitch on the back of the fabric as well. But it just means that the area is nice and solid. If the factory, if the threats roaster at the back, it doesn't matter because you've got so did area, of course. And what's really nice is you can actually do this with and multiple course, so you could take two different threats and perhaps meet them in the middle with a satin stitch so that they end up into looking. So you do this going up here and then do another one like a different color house where, and you end up with a really cool of la pain on a call away. It was just a few more stitches here to dio. Well, no. And again like Olivia does this woman, you just finish off. What about things on and like, some trapping at the back So you just leave it through so you can see nice and simple I've managed to get my a little bit tangled hair of the but But once humble unravel dot Basically, I mean, this is fine, really Only have two day is take your threat. Ideally, is a bit needs a business, But you just taking throughout the loop it round and you trapped on the access and see how it meetings up Has you wrapped around Top it off and you end up with a nice, smooth, shiny bits off um, Sutton with stitch their ongoing like see receive stitch underneath. It's part out. It doesn't have to be in a square. You can do it in like this leaf share. We can do it in any shape you like. Just make sure that you going from one into the other and keep it as close together to fill , spin the ship with the threat. So in the next video, I'm going to show you how to do a fish bone. Stitch these two stitches the satin stitch in this special on stitch I will I use in my other embroidery course, which is this well, here, where I show you how to make this kind of leaf pounds in the stock scared. Perhaps. If you want to see that you go to my teachers page, I'll link it below. But so you have this. Next one will be the Fishburne's ditch. 16. Fishbone Stitch: in this lesson. I'm going to teach house do a fishbone stick, which is this one here. And it's really good for petals and leaves because it creates my committing effect in the center, which is a really nice texture. So you have to do for a official onstage is taking this leaf shaped here. You're gonna go hope through this point, pull the needle all the way through and then said, a center line off the and of the leaf. And but you need to know all the way to the bottom but near the bottom for it through to create one long line like so and then just at the side. But a little further down of this first stitch kind of following the line you've drawn your gonna go pull through the and then you're gonna cross over to the other side parallel toe where you took about stitch but to the outline of the leaf Go back in, pull it down to create that kind of shed. And then again, you go up now to the other side. Well, the needle up three a long line on and parole again On the edge of the outline therefore you needle work in right now. This looks really horrible on. Do you think it will never kind of attend to any kind of stitch? What? The more you dio So you pull a bit further down and then you place it back in again a little bit further down. But you will start to get this kind of crisscross shared that friends of somehow looking like a leaf. So you go opposite so you press it basically alternating. So you go up the side along line of where that leaf waas it's for you and then you go opposite side a little bit further down, pull it through but for the other side opposite side, A bit further down following the line of side on an opposite Further down again, Just keep going. It is quite loosely just so I get it and going for it outside and true from start. I'm just going to speed this up. So once you get stand off this stitch and what looks like the end when you start to see that you're joining up with where you've been put in the last stitches and you start to just go around the edges were growing up through the opposite side. So we just got around, but the stitches were and kind of encased them in what you're doing. And that was the wrong one. Okay, so yeah, you guessed it. We just get going, wrapping it round until you get to the very image and the stitches. This actually got smaller and smaller and smaller until you reach a point. You just keep placing them until you I haven't really caught the room anymore. Eventually you end up with this lovely spoken stitch. I'm just gonna finish off the point. The so, As you can see, it creates this really lovely woven pattern on with, like, a straight line down the middle, which is largely great. Believes again. You just for the end pull you thread through, make sure it's nice and tight. How can you needle draft if it does? Here we go. Amount. Andi, you don't. So the last stitch I'm going to show you is a French, not which looks a little complicated. So I left it till last. But it is actually quite simple. Eso I will see you in the next video 17. French Knots: in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to do a French. Not which is these here? So they are essentially little not on top of the surface, but kind of nicely contained without actually having to tidy notes on which would be in for more fiddly. So they're really good for doing things like the center of flowers or just filling an area itself some texture. They're really simple. It was probably gonna look quite complicated, but I'll go through a few times, just toe, make it as simple as possible. So as you can see, I've got a few dots here. All of these are gonna be an individual French. Not so you kind of working in the same area. And all you do is you come up where you want the French. Not today, like so all the way through. And then what you do is you take, you need only pull the threat aside. Turkey needle placed underneath the threat. And then you just round one to three. It doesn't always have to be three. Both raise a good amount. You can do kind of his money or as little as you like, and but three is a really good amount for a French. No wrapping around, holding onto your needle and you take the and you place it back right next away. You, um just probably look so I shouldn't say you've got a needle going in. You've got wrapped around your on a thread wrapped around the top of your needle. Now you do. Is holding this slightly told you have to hold it really tired. Just kind of hold out of the way you push the needle through, have a poll. There we go. Onda, as you can see, is that's pulling through. It's creating Not lovely, no texture. You end up with a French now, but the threat of middle And then you want Teoh rough it 12 three times in through the same spot. Well, right next to but not exactly the same Scott. Well, for you, any house. Not if you just keep going. 123 Interesting apart Holding it steady but no completely tied Just so that if you hold it too late, she'll end up with a really, um loose. No which can come and reveled quite easily. You hold it too tight. You will be able to get the, um, needle down through the middle so it's good to kind of pull it as you go. So that's close to the bottom and anything of you need a little wiggle build. Come through nicely for gun through all the way. Wrap it 12 three times Push the kneel in front, Next aware pulled up. If we go on, pull through to trap the notes. If I just keep going with days, you'll be able to say Hurwitz don't know how it kind of is almost gets easier. The more you do. Even if you haven't done one of these, you're doing loads of days. Anyhow, we don't want a long time. It can still be a bit actually. What you have actually got hung over here around the needle grand bucking way started appointment through on the more of the Museo, the more kind of used to the texture and how big you want knots to bay. We'll just do this last one. So one, 23 Okay, that's pretty cool. It really time really go until it is real and then you've got the French nose and they have it, so that's all of them. As you can see, if you clustered these together, it would make a really nice kind of raised text. If so, once you've demolish the French notes just like all of the other stitches to finish off, you just take a needle and loop Any access, read or no, not necessarily all of it. But so the excess thread through the back, it's making sure it's trapped in the tighter stitches. A little messy. Uh, you get the idea truck, you public saris regin that could it off. And you have finished your sample. Who? So that was all the different stitches. And after in this class, Nice and basic. Um, and you're ready to start on a design with this to refer Teoh now that you know how to do them all 18. Class Project: congratulations on reaching the end of this embroidery. Basic scarfs. Don't forget to get the class project to try and push your finish results in the dedicated space below this video. I would really love to see the stick someplace you've created. A swell as any designs you have come with, but with yourselves. Or if it's this one, too. Don't forget. If you have any questions, you can reach me in the class discussions. If you have enjoyed this calls, I'll have any feedback for any future courses. I would really appreciate it if you protect the time to leave me. Review. If you would like to learn what embroidery designs, you can head to my teacher page and view my other class all about creating this plant design in a little basket. It should be nice and easy with all of your new is stitching skills. Thank you for watching, and I'll hopefully see you soon for my next course.