Cross-stitch Gzhel cross-stitch patterns

Cross-stitch Gzhel cross-stitch patterns


The word "gzhel" in many people is associated withCeramic products of white color, which depicts patterns of blue and blue hues. In this regard, embroidery, which is performed on a white canvas with threads of blue and blue color, was called "Gzhel". Cross-stitched things created in such a theme are ideal for decorating your kitchen or dining room.
Embroidered pattern in Gzhel style can be smooth orCross, but the threads must be necessarily blue shades. Typically, the work uses four to eight shades of color, but sometimes their number can well reach twenty or even thirty. Begin to embroider from the lightest shades and then gradually move to the darkest. Transitions need to be smoothed as much as possible. Contrasts are not allowed in Gzhel. Therefore, the more shades you take in the work, the more beautiful your embroidery will look in the finished version. If you are embroidering a cross, then works that are sewn on large schemes will look more natural.

Let's get down to embroidery

As for any other embroidery, at firstYou need to organize your workplace. Prepare a fabric on which you will embroider, a needle, a thimble and other things you need. Put your strings in the organizer or fold it into a separate box. Review the selected scheme. Try to illuminate your workplace with a fluorescent lamp.

That your embroidery does not crumble at work,Sew it by hand or use the sewing machine. You can treat the edges of a specially designed for this, means or even a glue of PVA and double-sided tape. Using the last to process the canvas, remember that with this option, at the end of the work, the embroidery will be cut off, and therefore, take care in advance to increase its size by 1 cm. Then pull the canvas on the frame or frame and with a special water-soluble or disappearing marker, draw it into squares, each of which must contain ten cells. The largest elements that your cross-stitch embroidery contain in Gzhel style are usually performed in the technique of "
". And, as a rule, they use the addition of six strands. This technique implies that you need to count the number of crosses of the same color on the diagram and in the same order and quantity transfer them to the fabric used for embroidery.
To begin work on cross-stitching,Fix the thread from the wrong side and put it on the face in the bottom corner of the cell on the right. We make our stitch, laying the thread diagonally and stabbing the needle in the upper corner to the left. We repeat all actions until the series ends. It will be embroidered in you in one direction. When the embroidery of the series is finished, we draw the needle from the wrong side to the right, but now to the upper corner and start moving the same semi-cross in the opposite direction, stabbing the needle in the lower left corner.

If you liked the embroidery "gzhel" onVegetative subjects, do not forget that the stems of the leaves or the tendrils of the flowers are usually performed with a "back needle" seam. The thread is used in two additions. In this way, embroidery of the patterns depicted on the dishes is carried out. In addition to the above, the seam is also applied in dotted lines. The distance between its stitches must necessarily correspond to their length. Although your embroidery is "gzhel" and is sewed with a cross, do not limit yourself to techniques. Add, where appropriate French knots or perform some floral elements with fixed loops. And also use other variants of seams known to you.

Perfect cross

Many needlewomen around the world are tormented by the problemUneven crosses. What can you do to bring the look of your stitches to the ideal. Well, firstly, cross-stitch embroidery does not like hurry. So take your time and carefully watch your stitches. Do not let the thread get tangled or twisted when embroidering. Let go of the needle sometimes, let it hang on the thread for a few seconds. Or you can use another way: just rotate the needle clockwise after every three stitches on the front side. Never tighten the thread. It is worth at least a little more than necessary, and you are guaranteed to get a cross-stitched cross in many places. If in the process of embroidering the thread suddenly began to disintegrate into separate fibers and, as it were, "fluff", it can talk about two things. First, this is the quality of the thread. Good quality threads behave this way only when there is a problem with the needle's eye. And this means that if you are sure of your threads, then you should change the needle. Otherwise, your finished embroidery in gzhel technique will have a shabby and untidy look. An excellent means for perfect embroidery is the conditioner or wax for threads. Rubbing your own thread, you will surely achieve that your embroidery will look just perfect.
And yet the most important rule for embroidery inGzhel technology remains the selection of thread colors. They should in no way contrast with each other. Remember that only very smooth transitions combined with a perfectly white canvas will allow your work to approach perfection. Especially beautiful looks embroidery with melange threads or a combination of several colors in one. Simply connect two or three strings of different shades into one and sew several crosses in a row in the place where you think it is necessary.


When the work is completed, the embroidery is exposedWashing in barely warm water using soap. To rub and squeeze such work in any case it is impossible. The embroidery is dabbed with a towel and dried in the unfolded form on some kind of fabric. Carefully and gently iron your embroidery with an iron.
Ready-made embroidery "gzhel" is fixed on cardboardThread or glue and inserted into a suitable frame. You can use a double-sided adhesive tape instead of glue. Or go to the baguette workshop and the craftsmen working there will gladly help you with the design of your masterpiece. This embroidery also looks great on clothes, pillows, napkins and tablecloths.

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