Embroidery candlewicking technique in the master class (photo)

Embroidery candlewicking technique in the master class (photo)


If to translate literally, then Candlewick is a wick. So, in Russian it sounds like a technique in the style of a wick.
Simply put, embroidery in the style of Candlewicking -Contour embroidery on rough fabric with threads of the same color. Historically, this embroidery technique was named because of the threads that were used to twist the candle wicks.
Traditionally embroidered with wicks decorated bedLinens, towels, quilts and curtains. It originated in those times when the American women, accompanying their traffickers husbands, tried to create beautiful things from what was near at hand. And these were the simplest unpainted fabrics and threads that cost cheap and were generally available.
At present, there are no problems with tissues and threads. But, basically, use natural material - mitkal, linen fabrics and cotton threads. And, now use in Candlewicking and colored materials. What makes the finished work even more spectacular.

Types of seams

Let's see what types of stitches are most often used in the embroidery technique of Candlewicking.

These types of joints are sufficient to fulfillEmbroideries in the style of Candlewicking. For training it is better to take a light linen cloth. A thread at least a few tones is darker, so it's easier to control the quality of stitches. And the work will look no less original.

Examples of embroidery

A pillow made in this technique could wellBecome an ornament of any girl's room. The simplicity of the pattern and the uniformity of the embroidery give it tenderness and romance. It can easily be performed even by an inexperienced needlewoman.

Another great example is just embroideredPillows in the style of Candling. True, the threads in this work are used in different colors, but they are all gentle pastel shades. Such a pillowcase can become a debut for an embroiderer, who decided to try it in this technique. The pattern, represented in the form of a flower wreath, is characteristic of Candlewicking. But before you start to work, try to execute several elements, because such embroidery requires special accuracy and patience.

You can first embroider initials on the noseScarf or on a plain pillowcase. It is very easy to do this. You can simply draw a contour of letters and break it with points into segments. Perform letters or flowers can be different techniques. Show your imagination and taste.
In the technique of "wicks" you can perform manyUseful and beautiful things. For example, a three-dimensional picture or a baby quilted blanket. Such work will be exclusive, because in Russia this technique is not so popular as in Europe. A gift made in this elegant style will be unique and impregnated with warmth, and still very beautiful. How to apply this style, it's up to you!

Master class on Candlewicking

  • Choose a template for candlewickingOr do it yourself. On a thick paper, draw a contour of the desired shape with a thin marker of dark color. It can be a flower, a butterfly or a fanciful letter. With a thicker marker, place the thick points along the line at the same distance. The template is ready;
  • Prepare fabric of suitable size. It can be muslin, it's easier to move the drawing;

  • Transfer the picture to the muslin. The fabric is fairly transparent, so the template is laid down and the pattern is copied. If you are an experienced embroiderer, then for sure you have a light box for such purposes. To avoid slipping the paper with the template, pin it to the fabric using pins. Contours should be drawn with a simple pencil, and points - with a flushable marker;
  • After disconnecting the fabric and the sheet with the picture, make sure that all points are exactly transferred;

  • Tape the fabric on the embroidery frame;
  • Now prepare the thread. Completely suitable for this thread of floss. Depending on the size of the nodules and the thickness of the embroidered seams, you can use 4, 6 or 12 threads;
  • Now you can start work. The points on the diagram can denote both the French knot and the stitch boundaries. Do not rush when embroidering the first knots to get the embroidery skill, practice is necessary;
  • Accurately follow the diagram. Choose in advance the system by which you will fill the drawing with stitches: from left to right or from top to bottom. The main thing is to prevent contamination of the finished part of the work;

  • First of all, do a pattern of nodules and a smooth surface, if present. Small items from stitches are also performed at this stage. In the last turn, figures with volume are embroidered;
  • Then beads and rhinestones are attached for decoration;
  • The next stage will be a clam. Place a sheet of sintepon and another fabric, for example poplin or coarse calico, under the working fabric. Over the entire area, quilt the fabric with the synthepone for reliability;

  • Now it's time to sew the needle back with all the contours of the three-dimensional figures, the seam should be dense - in two or three threads;
  • Is the drawing complete? Then take out the backing fork. A ready picture sent to the laundry, to remove the markup on the fabric;
  • Carefully iron the work with the iron from the wrong side. For more gentle ironing, place a damp cloth on top of the embroidery, and move the iron from top to bottom so as not to damage the nodules;
  • Make the work candlewicking into the frame.
  • Video: learn how to embroider wicks