Semi-cross embroidery stitching technique (photo and video)
- The tricks of the technique of semicircles
- A lesson on the technique of embroidery "semi-cross"
- Video: semi-cross embroidery technique
- Alternating the technique of the semi-cross and gobelin seam
- Video: cross stitch and tapestry stitch
- Semicrust - painting
- Video: embroider with a seam backstick
Among needlewomen, semi-cross embroidery is becoming more popular. Many began to apply it to perform whole pictures, and not just individual elements.
The reason for this was a number of advantages:
This technique is also called an incomplete cross. With apparent ease, this cross has its own subtleties. Externally, the semi-cross looks like a tapestry stitch, but these are different embroidery techniques.
To perform an incomplete cross, you must performRow diagonal stitches. It is most convenient to make this seam in horizontal rows. And, on the wrong side, the semi-cross looks the same as the cross-shaped seam - even vertical stitches. From the embroidery by the cross it is distinguished by the translucence of the resulting picture and the lower thread consumption. But in general, these techniques are very similar, but the incomplete cross has its own subtleties. If they are not taken into account, the result of labor can disappoint beginner embroiderers.
The tricks of the technique of semicircles
In order not to twist the thread, as often as possible, let the thread hang freely. Under the weight of the needle, the thread will untwist itself;
And semicircle. This method allows you to save the shape of the embroidered object and create a more even surface of the embroidery. Just need to rotate the rows with similar stitches.
A lesson on the technique of embroidery "semi-cross"
Pull the fabric over the frame. It's better if it's a canvas. For training, take a single dark or bright thread of a floss;
In the next square in the figure, start the stitch as well as in the first one, from the lower left corner from point # 3. At the same time, on the wrong side, thread the free end of the thread along the fabric under vertical stitches;
Video: semi-cross embroidery technique
Alternating the technique of the semi-cross and gobelin seam
, Presented in the picture, at first glanceDoes not differ from an incomplete cross. However, on the wrong side we see a completely different picture: a row of even more oblique stitches than on the front side, but with the same slope.
If we use only the semicross technique, thenThe possibility of easy deformation of the finished picture is much higher than with the alternation of two techniques. This is due to the fact that when embroidering an incomplete cross, the cage is pulled together by vertical stitching and becomes a rectangle. This is invisible if the embroidery volume is small. But if a large area is embroidered, then changes in the pattern can not be avoided. With gobelin technology, the skewing of the cell also exists, but not so strong. To balance the distortions and use a dual technique.
Video: cross stitch and tapestry stitch
Semicrust - painting
Semicrust "painting" Semicrystal technique is notOnly embroidery on the rows, but also in the technique of painting. This technique is interesting in that it creates a contour pattern from stitches. Stitches can be straight and oblique, the main thing is that they create an uninterrupted chain of stitches.
This chain is performed in two stages. First of all embroidering cuff stitches. They, alternating front and back stitches, outline the approximate contour of the future drawing. The next step is to fill the space between the gasket stitches. The front and back stitches are interchanged, and the drawing is completed. This is a very interesting technique. Performing it in different colors, you can get a perfect edging or an independent picture.
Seam «Backstitch» Based on incomplete crossThere are many patterns used in combination with other techniques of embroidery or as edging of the main pattern. Outwardly, the technique of painting is similar to a backstitch seam or "back with a needle". For many beginner needlewomen this seam becomes one of the first in their embroideries. It is suitable for framing embroidery and the execution of contours and small parts of the picture. Only the backstitch differs in that stitches are laid one after another without a pass. There is one more important difference: the backstitch seam is designed for simple lines and shapes, for more complex patterns, a semi-cross painting follows. However, tambour, backstick, painting, any cross-shaped seam - they can all be used to give embroidered works an identity and style.
Video: embroider with a seam backstick