Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A Little Bit of Embroidery

In my knitting patterns I use embroidery quite often. I only just noticed that more than half of my patterns have what I call "a little bit of embroidery". And my two sewing patterns on Craftsy (the Rainbow of Owls and Smocked Headband) have a lot.

It is such an easy way to add a little bit of decoration. Embroidery on knitting also has the advantage that the lines formed by the knitting automatically give you a bit of a grid to help you measure and position your embroidery.

But embroidery can be a bit daunting, especially if you are new to it, so I thought I would make a small section of my blog that shows how to do these stitches by picture tutorial. I made a single page recently on how to sew a French Knot, and had some nice feedback. Most of these stitches are quite simple, but you may need to practise a little to get the hang of them. There are other places on the internet that show stitches, but not often done using wool on knitting.

I have put the links in my sidebar. I really wanted to put them as links from this page, but as I have said before I am a bit of a computer half-wit, and just can't work out how to do that. I may move them down from the top eventually, but they will stay somewhere in the sidebar.

I think embroidery can really enhance your knitting. Have fun with it.

If you have found this interesting please bookmark the pages. I plan to add some more stitches in the future.


  1. I think a little embroidery can really lift a garment. It's a great way of making something mass produced totally individual. This is so pretty, love the little bumble bee!

  2. I'd better bookmark this. I dread embroidery - I'm often afraid of doing the faces of softies in case I wreck them :(

  3. Your embroidery is so cute. I love it. It really sets off the garment.

  4. I love embroidery but I SUCK at it. I've seen very cute baby dressed with sweet embroidery on them but I'm too afraid to try.
    I love the cute bee!

  5. Perfect accent for your project.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Nice embroidery! Love the details.