Good afternoon stitching world ♪♫♬♪
Today, I thought I would show you something about
embroidering letters to form words, names and sentences.
When you need a personalised gift for a special occasion or
to make a decorative piece for your home:
words, names and sentences can be very useful indeed.
This lesson is from my Embroidered Alphabets and
Monograms and Words book: page 47.
Click on the images to enlarge.
1. Form the letters in back stitch:
- use 4mm silk ribbon for larger words
- use 2mm silk ribbon for smaller words.
Hint: Make the stitches long enough to wrap them with ribbon. For example:
- for 2mm ribbon, make the back stitches 2mm long.
- for the 4mm ribbon, make the back stitches 4mm in length.
Whip the back stitches with silk ribbon to form lovely raised letters.
Insert the needle under and over the stitches and use
an even tension for good results.
When you reach the end of the line, take your needle to the back
and come up again alongside the next stitch…
Take the needle to the back of your work
Come up alongside the next stitch
and complete the letter.
Click on the image to see the Thank You Card
I used whipped back-stitch and silk ribbon to fill in the
name of a teddy bear for Nate and a baby blanket for Noah….
Remember to click on images to enlarge
Nate and Noah
The C of Carla and the L of Love below were not filled.
Simply outline the printed letters with a matching thread
Use silk ribbon to embellish the letters with roses and other flowers.
The word Love
Memory or Trinket Box
The letters ove of the word Love (above) were made
in whipped chain-stitch and I used 4mm silk ribbon…
or you could use whipped back-stitch as shown above.
Hint: It is not always necessary to fill in the letters of the word or initial.
For a quick project, like this embroidered towel box,
the initial C was embellished with ribbon roses
and the remaining letters of the word were left
as they were, printed on the fabric.
The towel box for a wedding gift
Hope you enjoyed this lesson ♥
I will show more about making small and large letters
when I return from Australia ….
Have a lovely weekend – remember to take some time off for yourself too!
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