Today we will talk about patterns and motifs thatUse needlewomen for cross stitching. I use them in different areas, embroidering individual small items on clothes or filling up with a cross large linens for pillowcases or napkins. Let's talk about some types of patterns.
The very first cross-stitch patterns originated inAncient Russia. Slavic motifs were embroidered on clothes, hats, towels and interior items. A characteristic drawing of Slavic patterns can not be confused with anything else. He is now used to decorate costumes, wedding tablecloths and towels. Also Slavic patterns are used for embroidering Russian wards, which are embroidered according to special schemes and have a strict meaning.
The basis for folk embroidery cross serveNatural woven fabrics, such as linen. It can be embroidered without pulling threads, since the weave thread pattern can serve as the basis for work. Usually, needlewomen embroider Slavic patterns through two threads.
For embroidery, floss threads are most often used,Most often in four strands. Applied and matte and silk threads. Very often Slavic motives suggest the presence of red color. Embroidered birds, animals, plants are also characteristic of folk embroidery.
Most of the patterns are embroidered in the technique of a full cross, are also used for some elements of the pattern and other seams.
To design their work, embroiderers often use patterns with simple geometric patterns.
For embroidering towels and decorating towelsUse more complex and multicolored patterns. They can be combined in different variations, getting a unique and combined pattern. Also, a geometric ornament is used in clothing and interior elements.
There are special patterns, consisting ofGeometric forms for embroidering pillowcases on pillows. If you choose bright combinations of colors for embroidery of this pattern, then refresh the interior of any room.
If you embroider a geometric pattern with a cross in the form of a border or a path, you can pick up a fabric with a coarse weave of the thread. In this case, you can embroider without canvas.
Thread choose cotton any, most importantly, excellentQuality of the material. If you embroider on canvas №14, then the thread is doubled, №11 - three times. And embroidering on a fabric choose the step of an embroidery and a thickness of a thread by an experienced way.
Any embroidered you a small picture orThe postcard can be framed using a frame from a geometric pattern. It can be either narrow or wide, rectangular, round or oval. The scheme that you use, the size should fit the main picture - the frame should not be too close to the picture and not too wide.
Almost all geometric ornaments are embroidered with a full cross.
Sometimes, to make a towel or to make embroidery on clothes, you need a more openwork and colorful border than with a geometric pattern. In this case the needlewoman is embroidering floral ornaments.
They can be both the simplest two-color, and complex and colorful. Of course, the more you use colors, the higher the complexity and the hard work.
The choice of the basis for embroidery andThickness of the thread. For the most simple ornaments, you can use ordinary fabric and embroider in this case the count of threads on the fabric. The cross is obtained on a linen cloth through two or three threads, and the thread of a mule in three or four pieces. It all depends on the thickness of the fabric.
A more complex pattern looks beautiful on a shallowCanvas, for example No. 16 or 18. The filament is folded twice so that the picture is brighter. Most often, a full cross technique is used, but other techniques may be used, depending on the level of embroidery complexity.
Sometimes a beautiful floral border is enough to decorate a pillowcase or napkin. The openwork branch winding along the edge looks gently and elegantly.
One of the categories of floral motifs of the needlewoman is the plant ornament. Patterns are made up of interwoven wreaths, leaves and berries.
Such an openwork branch can also be on a napkin,Tablecloth or a cape on pillows. And maybe on clothes, for example, on a woman's blouse or children's shirt. For cross-stitching, there are very different schemes, divided by complexity and type of drawing. The easiest to embroider is two-color patterns. The picture is simple, they do not get confused in the colors and it is embroidered quickly, because the canvas for it is taken large.
A vegetable pattern can be embroidered on canvas 11 or14. The thread is used in two and three additions. For simple schemes, embroiderers use only a full cross, for more complex techniques, incomplete cross techniques and connecting seams for embroidering vines can be used.
Threads and fabric choose natural origin, you can embroider and on silk fabrics, but in this case the pattern should be applied to the fabric in the printing house.
For children's paintings and embroidery of bed linen andCurtains are very often used children's patterns. The embroidery pattern can be anything: toys, pencils, clothes and shoes, nipples and bottles, bows, butterflies, hearts and many other different motifs.
Young mothers are happy to doDecoration of children's things and embroidering paintings for a children's bedroom. And with the help of children's patterns you can decorate the frame for photography or embroider a postcard to the birthday of the baby.
From the patterns of embroidery depends on the fabric and thread,Which you will take to work. It is advisable to choose several motifs for edging equal in height and width, so that they are joined together into a continuous round dance or a small train.
For the design of pictures you can take a large canvas, not necessarily white. If you are not going to embroider a background, then choose a canvas in color suitable for the wallpaper or curtains of the children's room.
And for a children's card or towel, you can take natural flax and embroider a narrow canvas, consisting of children's patterns.
Strands choose the natural composition: Matte or silk. You can choose from sets of Gamma threads, they include coils with threads of different colors and shades, 15-20 per set. The bright color and the reflux of the threads will make the children's embroidery very expressive and festive.
If you do not want to place the embroidered work under the glass, make a frame on the fabric from any suitable pattern, and place the picture without an additional frame.
Choose patterns for embroidery that youLike, embroider yourself in pleasure and for joy to loved ones. Make gifts to yourself or relatives, embroidered pleasant trifles will save your energy and give joy to others.