How to learn how to embroider a cross: video lessons for beginners

How to learn how to embroider a cross: video lessons for beginners


- one of the most exciting activities. In fact, the most difficult thing in this business is to start. For those who only take the first steps, there are many lessons. They even contain photos and videos. However, it still does not work out as in the picture. But then how to learn
? It's just that you do not need to try to cover everything at once. A little patience, and technique
Will necessarily be mastered.

The beginning of time

In fact, in order to understand whether you are embroidered with a cross, you do not need to buy up the entire assortment of the store. It is enough to buy the simplest set or a small piece of canvas,
And scheme. Some needlewomen
Even do not advise to use the hoop, because the canvas is sufficiently dense and it is very easy to pull it. However, in order to understand how it will be more convenient, it is desirable to try both options.
Now you can proceed to embroidery, following the scheme. It is desirable to do it right away. What does it mean? Usually for the first job the choice falls on a small picture. Therefore, it is not necessary at the first stage to think about the ideal side. After all, no one will see it anyway. It is much more important to fulfill the front side perfectly. And it's not as simple as it seems at first glance.
In practice, the technique of embroidering with a cross looksin the following way. Thread floss in two or three folds through the needle. In this case, there will not be any knots on it. The thread will be attached slightly differently. But how this will be done will be discussed a little later. Now we are learning to embroider the most common cross.

In practice, it looks like this. The thread is threaded from the upper right corner to the lower left, and such a semi-cross makes the desired number of crosses according to the pattern. Then the thread goes in the opposite direction: from the upper left corner to the bottom right. Then, if necessary, go to a series higher or lower. Once the segment embroidery is finished, you can fasten the thread, passing it under the stitches.
More clearly you can see how the cross-stitch is performed, it is possible in the next video. In this clip, only the embroidery technique is shown, however, it is difficult to make the first steps without an illustrative example.

Video: Learning to embroider a cross

Fixing the thread However, embroider the picture in such a way that andFrom the underside you could easily see the picture, it is desirable to learn how to fix the thread correctly. Most often for these purposes, the "loop" method is used. In fact, with its use, the thread is attached by itself. This is easy even for beginner needlewomen. So, how to do this?

Fixing the thread using the "Loop" method The thread with the flossIs threaded in such a way that a small loop remains on the front side. Then, at a distance of 2-3 millimeters, the needle is pulled out and passed through the left loop. Well tightened, and now you can continue the embroidery.
Also, on a small cross-stitch embroidery, you canFix the thread as follows. Embroider a few crosses, leaving the tip of the thread on the wrong side and holding it. Then pass it into the eye of the needle and just slip it under the stitches from the wrong side. This option is great when embroidering paintings. However, where it is visible from the inside, it is better to use a loop fastener. This applies, first of all, when it is planned to embroider a napkin, tablecloth or clothes.

Video: how to fix the thread

Ideal underside Even for beginner embroiderersIt is quite possible to perform a product with an almost perfect underside. To do this, it is sufficient to follow simple rules. However, once again it is worth mentioning that it is not always expedient to spend time and effort on such work performance, for example, when embroidering paintings. In addition, the ideal underside increases the thread consumption of the mulina.

First, all the crosses on the front side needTo carry out in one direction, and to embroider a picture or other product from below upward or vice versa. Thus, you can achieve not only the ideal side, but also that the embroidery will not be dragged to one side.
Second, all work must be done withoutNodules. How this is done has already been discussed above. At the end of the embroidery, the remainder of the thread is hidden under the stitches on the wrong side. It is very important that the dark moulin be fixed under dark, and vice versa. The only exception is when it is impossible. For example, if you want to embroider a black eye on a pale pink face.
Thirdly, embroidering segments of the same color, notYou should carry the thread more than 3-4 crosses. Not only will such cross-stitch embroidery be untidy, it can greatly increase thread consumption. Performing
, Where you can accidentally catch on such threads, you should abandon such transitions. A maximum of 1-2 crosses in one side.

Video: perfect cross-stitch in the embroidery

Cross-stitch large pictures

After we mastered the first elements of embroideryCross, many needlewomen dare to take up more complex work. Increasingly, their choice falls on the picture. And it's not surprising that they can decorate their apartment or house and easily boast before relatives, friends and just acquaintances.

Of course, you can embroider a painting, using all thoseThe same skills that are already familiar. However, to perform the work quickly, you can learn a few new methods. Also I would like to note that pictures of sizes larger than 25 centimeters on one side are desirable to be embroidered on tapestry hoops or simply on hands.
In addition, to make it easier to embroider according to the scheme,It is recommended to use the "parking" method. The essence of it is that the rows in the picture are embroidered immediately. At the same time, all needles and threads are simply fastened where embroidery in the next row will be continued. It's a lot like parking cars, is not it?
However, beginners have a question, whyit is necessary. Just when we learn to embroider, we do it in small jobs. Few colors, and therefore, get confused and mistaken is almost impossible. However, when large paintings are embroidered, the quantity of floss used can be more than 50 pieces. Naturally, in this case, making an error in the calculations is very simple, and you can not notice right away. As a result, you will have to dissolve part of the work. As a consequence, wasted time and, possibly, spoiled embroidery.
Very detailed on how to embroider correctly using
, You can see in this video. The video very clearly demonstrates the advantages of its use, and the author points out some tricks and subtleties.

Video: a lesson on cross stitching using the "parking" method

Embroidery of napkins and tablecloths

However, for many, after having mastered the basics,It becomes the second step to embroider not pictures, but napkins, towels and tablecloths. And indeed, if you use a dense cotton or linen cloth, it is very similar to the canvas. In addition, for small napkins you can take and the usual for embroidery.

So, where to start embroidering a napkin? For convenience of the further work it is necessary to mark contours of the future embroidery, using a special marker or pencil. Do this carefully in accordance with the chosen scheme. It is possible to simplify the task a little, if the curb is to be embroidered, and fold the future napkin four times. Then measure from the middle along the edges the right distance with a ruler. Draw the lines with a marker, then connect. Also deal with the remaining parties.
In case the napkin is fullEmbroider, then you can do the same as when embroidering paintings. Actually this is the best option for beginners. The main thing is just to make sure the inside is perfect. It is when we learn to embroider in small jobs, this skill is easy to work out.
Now it remains only to understand how to sew alreadyReady napkin. First it must necessarily be wiped, dried and stripped. The edge can be processed in two ways. The first is suitable for fully embroidered napkins. It is possible to simply round around to sew a suture seam which besides can still become a part of a decor. And because of its ease, it is suitable for beginner needlewomen.
For the second option, a sewingMachine, preferably with a decorative stitch function. Bend the edges of the napkin in, bait and stitch. Manually, such an operation can replace the seam "back needle". You can choose any method. The main thing is to understand what it is for and how it fits into the general look of a napkin or tablecloth.

Embroidery Clothing

Perhaps the most difficult thing in cross-stitchingIs the decoration of clothing. This kind of needlework is absolutely not suitable for beginners. You need to be able to properly mark the place for future embroidery, do the work without flaws and do not pull the canvas. Here the price of the error is too great.

So, how to embroider clothes with a cross? For the first experiment, it is best to take a coarse linen cloth, which clearly shows the interlacing of threads. As in the case of napkins, slowly delineate the boundaries of future embroidery. For embroidery threads of mulina, clothes are also used underlaying the canvas. Then you can simply pull it out after the end of the work.
When embroidering a cross, you need to watch forThe wrong side. Here it should be simply impeccable. And not only because it will be visible. During wearing, unhooked threads will interfere, and wearing such clothes will be simply inconvenient. In addition, because of them, you can damage ready-made embroidery. That's why we learn to embroider right away. It is much more difficult to retrain later.
Beginning needlewomen have anotherquestion. What you first need to do is sew or embroider. However, it is worth noting that it is much easier to work on a small piece of cloth than twist in the hands of a whole dress. Therefore, it is desirable to first make all the embroidery, iron it, and then sew it.
For inspiration, you can see the following video, where the needlewoman shares the process of embroidery of her work.

Video: the process of embroidering with a cross