Semi-cross embroidery stitching technique (photo and video)

Semi-cross embroidery stitching technique (photo and video)


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:

  • Often apply in combination with embroidery a full cross for shading the main part of the composition;
  • The technique of an incomplete cross helps to separate the main object of embroidery from the background, gives lightness and airiness to the composition, creates an additional volume;
  • Beginning needlewomen fell in love with him for the simplicity and speed of execution, although she has her own shortcomings;
  • The embroidery of an incomplete cross takes 1/3 less thread than a tapestry style.
  • 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

  • For different schemes, developers can applyDifferent inclination of stitches. Therefore, before performing embroidery according to the scheme, study the instruction more closely. For the main it is customary to take a slope from left to right, that is, the lower part of the full cross. But there are also such schemes, where different inclinations of stitches are used;
  • This type of embroidery allows you to see clearly allFlaws on the front side. So do not pay attention to the wrong side, focus on the appearance of embroidery. Very carefully you need to make a transition from row to row, the last stitch of the first row and the first of the next require special attention;

  • 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;
  • Keep in mind that from the wrong sideSemicolumn single vertical columns, and not double, as in cross-stitching, so the ends of the thread that you fasten under the thread of the wrong side, should be longer, and the number of stitches - more. If you need to make a single dark semicircle surrounded by lighter ones, there is a risk that the end of the dark thread, passed under the light, will be visible through the tissue. This will ruin the color scheme of the picture. In this case, you must take the thread into one addition and double-repeat the oblique stitch, securing the dark thread underneath it;
  • Embroidery with this style requires a neatWhen moving the hoop or frame in places where the fabric is clamped, the stitches can be deformed. Use hoop large sizes, or remove the embroidery frame every time you take a break from work;
  • Do not be alarmed if it seems to you that a rectangularThe form of embroidery in the technique of semi-cross has changed its shape in the direction of inclination of stitches; in the design of the picture, the master, stretching the fabric, will easily correct it;
  • If you do not use a canvas, embroidering an incomplete cross, do not make stitches too tight, from this on the fabric may appear holes that will spoil the appearance of the work;
  • You can achieve a very interesting effect, using a thread of melange coloring on a white monophonic canvas. The background will be poured and played, it will bring to life any boring picture;
  • Now the technique has become known, in which embroiderers with a large amount of work with diagonal stitches, apply at once two techniques:
    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;
  • Pull it into the eye of the needle and connect the ends;
  • Take a simple pattern and determine where it will be located on the fabric. You should start from the upper left corner;
  • The first stitch is made from the bottom left corner of the cell, in the picture the point is No. 1. The needle is removed from the wrong side, leaving the tail of the thread free;
  • The needle is entered in the upper right corner to point # 2, holding the thread from the face to the wrong side. The first stitch is made;

  • 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;
  • In the first row, execute the required number of stitches, then go to the second row;
  • In an even row, the stitch starts from the upper right corner. The needle is removed from the wrong side, then is withdrawn from the front to the bottom left corner;
  • Thus, alternating the odd and even rows, the whole drawing is executed until the end. In this case, on the wrong side, even rows of vertical stitches are obtained.
  • 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.

  • When the two techniques alternate, the first row is executed in the same way as in the semicircular technique;
  • In the second row, the tapestry is replaced by a semi-cross. In the first cell of the second row, we start to withdraw the needle from the lower left corner, then enter the upper right;
  • The second stitch is also performed as the first;
  • The wrong side does not look as beautiful asAt the semicircle, but on the face of the thread lay more evenly. This is due to the fact that the needle is inserted from the wrong side only into the free holes of the canvas. Thus, the threads of ready-made stitches do not stretch, as in semicircular 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