In order to help you get the most out of my designs, I am producing a series of tutorials explaining the techniques I use.
Embroidery on knitted fabric often uses similar techniques to embroidery on woven fabric, but there are unique challenges to consider.
These charts do not use the traditional “v” shape of duplicate stitches. Instead they take advantage of the fact that surface embroidery can use half stitches. This is all explained in the first tutorial:
Duplicate stitch – Watermellish style
This tutorial also discusses yarn choice for your embellishments.
Duplicate stitch can be finished off nicely with edging and other details.
The first of these is chain stitching.
Chain stitch edging
Wrapped stitches – another useful technique for embellishing.
There are a few techniques which will help you to get a smooth and neat appearance to your finished embellishment.
- how I do awkward, leggy shapes,
- two techniques for weaving in ends,
- how I get nice pointy tips on my chain stitched edging.
Smooth Edges – a little more detail to help you keep the intended shape of the embellishment with your chain stitching.
Dyeing Small Quantities of Wool – using food colouring to make the colour you need.
If there are any techniques you would like me to cover in tutorial, please contact me with your suggestions and requests. (All my contact details are in the “about” page).