Embroidery stitches

Embroidery stitches

The wheatear stitch is a variation on the reverse chain stitch. It is made between two parallel lines, with V-shaped stitches between chain stitches.

The whipped chain stitch is a variation on the chain stitch, in which a row of chain stitches is worked and a second yarn is whipped around the stitches without entering the ground material. Also known as wrapped chain stitch.

A whipped running stitch is used with a line of running stitches that are whipped with the same or a contrasting thread. The needle creating the whipped running stitch does not enter the ground material at all.

The whipped satin stitch is a composite stitch and a variation on the 'normal' satin stitch, where an area is filled with satin stitch, after which the total area is whipped in diagonal lines with a thread of a different colour, spaced a little apart.

A whipped stem stitch normally consists of a line of stem stitches that have been whipped with the same or a contrasting thread. The needle creating the whipped stem stitch does not enter the ground material at all.

Whipped stitches are a group of techniques in which there is a line of ‘foundation’ stitches and then a second thread that is ‘whipped’ over them vertically. 

Woven bars are used in Hardanger embroidery and (other) forms of drawn thread work. Warp/weft threads are removed, and the remaining weft/warp threads are combined into bars by weaving a thread over and under the bundles of remaining threads.

The zig-zag chain stitch is a variation on a chain stitch, except that each loop is made at an angle to the last one in order to create a zig-zag line.

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