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April 6th, 2006, 10:27 AM
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How to Backstitch When Embroidering



Frequently done in black, the basic backstitch - a continuous chain of overlapping stitches - outlines an embroidered design. The backstitch appears frequently in black work embroidery, a centuries-old form of elegant needlework featuring geometric designs made with black silk thread on white or ivory linen.

Steps:

1. Begin at the right end of the pattern line.

2. Visualize points 4-3-1-2 an equal distance apart along the line.

3. Bring the needle up through the bottom of the fabric at point 1.

4. Insert threaded needle at point 2, and then bring it up at point 3.

5. Insert needle at point 1, then bring it up at point 4.

6. Continue repeating this sequence, working from right to left.

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All stitches must be of equal length.[/b]
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April 6th, 2006, 11:10 AM
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How to Backstitch When Embroidering



Frequently done in black, the basic backstitch - a continuous chain of overlapping stitches - outlines an embroidered design. The backstitch appears frequently in black work embroidery, a centuries-old form of elegant needlework featuring geometric designs made with black silk thread on white or ivory linen.

Steps:

1. Begin at the right end of the pattern line.

2. Visualize points 4-3-1-2 an equal distance apart along the line.

3. Bring the needle up through the bottom of the fabric at point 1.

4. Insert threaded needle at point 2, and then bring it up at point 3.

5. Insert needle at point 1, then bring it up at point 4.

6. Continue repeating this sequence, working from right to left.

Tips:

All stitches must be of equal length.[/b]
xxx Lisa xxx
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huh??? English please...lol That looks incredibly hard
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April 6th, 2006, 11:19 AM
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lol ... actually this is the easiest stitch ever lol

its the one I use to completely outline my patterns in black thread before filling them in.

tell me if the following diagram explains it easier ... it's basically pushing the needle through, but bringing it back up from the wrong side of the material a lil distance away and then pushing back through the right side of the material back to the underside.



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April 6th, 2006, 11:33 AM
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lol ... actually this is the easiest stitch ever lol

its the one I use to completely outline my patterns in black thread before filling them in.

tell me if the following diagram explains it easier ... it's basically pushing the needle through, but bringing it back up from the wrong side of the material a lil distance away and then pushing back through the right side of the material back to the underside.



xxx Lisa xxx[/b]
Honestly it's still foreign to me. I'd have to sit down and play around with it for awhile. I was looking at some things at the craft store but haven't bought anything yet....need to so I can figure this thing out
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April 6th, 2006, 11:34 AM
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lol ... crocheting is harder

check the following diagram
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Backstitch:

Backstitch is the strongest hand stitch and is used to imitate machine stitches. Work backstitch from right to left.
Begin with a couple of stitches worked on the spot, then take a stitch and a space.
Take the needle back over the space and bring it out the same distance in front of the thread.
Continue to the end of the seam.
Fasten off with a couple of stitches on the spot.[/b]
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April 8th, 2006, 01:32 PM
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backstitching is so quick and easy. I leave my backstitching till last. It goes so quick. I love the way it makes the stitching pop!
I love that it doesn't take that long to do either
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April 8th, 2006, 01:58 PM
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backstitching is so quick and easy. I leave my backstitching till last. It goes so quick. I love the way it makes the stitching pop!
I love that it doesn't take that long to do either [/b]
heh and I'm the opposite ... I outline first by using backstitch and then fill in

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I usually backstitch last because I want to see my work first...Backstitching just makes it all final for me...
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