The lovely and talented Sue Spargo was here at the Stitchin Post teaching a series of classes last week. She offered to coach our staff on a few embroidery stitches. We, of course, jumped at the chance.
Sue provided us with a great kit: Embroidery Needle case (a similar kit is available on our website)
Our first stitch is the Fly Stitch. We used this great Y looking stitch to accent the outside of the circles
Start about 1/8" from the circle, insert needle from the bottom and come up thru the top, then insert needle again about 1/8" from where you made the first insert. Then angle needle so you come back up on the inside of the circle.
As you come up from inside the circle, pull thread (not too tightly) but enough to make the stitch loose. Then insert the needle underneath the tightened stitch. You will be making a (+) looking stitch, then you will pull back on the (+) creating a V and insert the needle in the circle again making a tail and creating the Y
For the second and all subsequent (Y) stitches, insert the needle from the bottom up thru the top directly next to the last (Y) stitch.
Then insert needle back into the fabric about 1/8" (not pulling too tightly) You will be coming back up at the edge of the circle just the same as Pic #1. And you will start the process over until you work around the edge of your object that you are embellishing.
Keep working your way around.
Our finished Fly Stitch embroidered circle. Watch for our next demo the Pekinese Stitch.
Have fun embelishing.