Embroidery 101

June 7, 2014

Embroidery 101 | Mrs Amber Apple BlogI have a quick and simple embroidery stitch to share with you guys today. It’s called a Back Stitch and I use it all the time, but first let’s talk about what you will need:

Embroidery Floss | Mrs Amber Apple Blog+ Embroidery Needle

+Embroidery Floss

Picking out embroidery floss is my favorite! For this project I used gold and different shades of green. There are six threads in embroidery floss; to make it go further use half of the floss. Embroidery Sketch | Mrs Amber Apple Blog+ A hoop, wooden hoops are my favourite.

+Fabric, I like to use cross stitch fabric sometimes, and if you are a beginner I recommend it!

+I use a pencil to draw out what I want to stitch, but you can buy fabric pens at your local craft store.

Example A | Mrs Amber Apple blog+ In photo A I am finishing my stem, I have completed the first two stitches. The stitches can be as big or small as you like it.

+ Also in photo A you can see that my needle is coming from the back side of the hoop. The needle has also skipped a small space. Example B | Mrs Amber Apple blog+ In photo B you can see that my needle is going through the front side of my hoop and back at the tip of my last stitch. That’s why this stitch is called the Back Stitch.

+ Repeat photo A and then photo B. Repeat until you’ve finished your project! Embroidery Art | Mrs Amber Apple blog

After you’ve finished cut the extra fabric from your hoop and hang in your home, or wrap it up and give it to a friend!

Happy nesting! —Amber


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  • Reply Darlene B. September 7, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Adorbs! Talk to me about your drink cart. Did you make this? Would you consider a tutorial for making a bar just like this with wood planks and pipe? Purdy pleeze? :)

    • Reply Amber Apple September 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Darlene! A tutorial on our bar is on my list! Stay tuned :)

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