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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Stitching Stickers Tutorial - Sharon Blaxter


This week I am going to demonstrate to you, how to stitch on Stitching Stickers.
I have completed 2 cards, I love these stickers they are so lovely and easy to use.



1.  Place the Stitching Sticker onto card stock, gently rub all around the sticker to make sure that it is secured. See Picture 1.

Picture 1

2.   Place the  Stitching Sticker onto a cutting mat and with a ruler and a Scalpel
 trim around the Stitching Sticker, if you are using a different Stitching Sticker you might also like to use tweezer scissors.

3.  Place the Stitching Sticker cut out onto a pricking mat and with your fine pricking tool prick out the dots.
See picture 2


Picture 2

4.   Using thread and a embroidery needle  you can now begin to stitch your Stitching Sticker.
When starting and finishing the stitching adhere with sticky tape at the back.
You will have sticky tape every-where that is ok.


Card 2







Stitches used to stitch the Stitching Stickers.

NB.  To see the pictures of the stitching larger, please click on them.


Stem Stitch
Stem Stitch is the most common stitch to use in Card Embroidery.

When stitching stem stitch and it has a curve always start at the curved end, even if you need to turn your design around. 
Secure the cotton at the back of your card away from where you will be stitching.

Method stitched, I have stitched 1 to 3 in this design,

Up at 1 down at 3
Up at 4 down at 2
Up at 3 down at 5
Up at 6 down at 4
Up at 5 down at 7
Up at 8 down at 6

Continue until you have completed the section.

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Ray Stitch

Ray Stitch is a lovely stitch very simple and gives a beautiful effect, it is often used for leaves and as a filler.

When stitching Ray stitch, secure your cotton at the back of your card away from where you will be stitching, always work from the outer holes through to the centre.


Method Stitched 

Up at 2 down at 1
Up at 3 down at 1
Up at 4 down at 1
Up at 5 down at 1
Up at 6 down at 1

Continue in this manner till all is completed , alternating sides gives the embroidery a lovely effect and it sits so much better than if you completed one side at a time.
Always work from out-side to the centre other wise you might split the centre thread and that can look very untidy.

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Circle Stitch

Circle Stitch is also commonly used in Card Embroidery.
This Method can be stitched in very small circles to very large circles.

When stitching  continue the circle clockwise.
Secure the thread at the back card away from where you will be stitching.

Method Stitched, I have stitched 1 to 4 in this circle.

Up at 1 down at 4
Up at 5 down at 2
Up at 3 down at 6
Up at 7 down at 4
Up at 5 down at 8
Up at 9 down at 6
Up at 7 down at 1
Up at 2 down at 8
Up at 9 down at 3

This is for a circle that has 9 holes.

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Star Circle Stitch

Star Circle Stitch is used very often, it is a circle with a dot in the centre.
You can see this stitch used on card 2.
Continue to stitch clockwise, secure your thread at the back card before stitching away from where you will be working.


Method Stitched

Up at 1 down at the centre
Up at 2 down at the centre
Up at 3 down at the centre 

Continue until all the stitching is completed.
Always work from out-side the circle to the centre.

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NB. When stitching you do not have to end your thread after you have finished the section,
if using the same colour just carry it along the back to the next pattern if it is close by. 
I always add extra sticky tape to the back to make sure that the stitching is very secure.


MATERIALS




2 comments:

Vicky Pedlow said...

What an awesome tutorial Sharon. I love seeing your stitched creations and it's inspiring to see the amount of work that goes into stitching each pattern. The stitching stickers add the bit of extra bling!

Mrs A. said...

Just noticed this post. What a great tutorial. So easy to follow and very clear directions. I don't have any stitching cards but will certainly give this a go just pricking out a pattern myself. Thanks for the info. Hugs mrs a.