3.12.2007

Stitch School: New beginnings; happy endings

Stitch School has moved to it's very own space on the web! You'll now find the Beginnings and Endings post here. Comments are now closed on this post; if you'd like to leave a comment please do so on the new one.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. This includes the information I needed. I knew about the weaving to finish off the thread, but the waste knot looks like a good way to start the thread securely and neatly.

Pattie in San Francisco

Anonymous said...

How Great! I have found, being new to this craft, none of my "how to" books really go over starting and ending. Thank you so much for this! Love your site.

Jacran Cottage said...

I can't believe the timing of me finding this post of yours. I've been thinking again that I'd like to try some embroidery, but this is exactly the information I've been missing that has prevented me from trying. Thanks so much! What an awesome blog you have here!

futuregirl said...

The waste knot technique is brilliant. I am totally going to use this one. I really love your site - I'm so glad I found it via Crafty Daisies.

Kelly said...

If you find your waste knot is too short to maneuver, you can put your needle partway through the stitch first, then thread the needle and pull it the rest of the way through. I do this occasionally when I forget to finish before I run out of thread :D
Thanks for the tutorials! They will definately come in handy.

Linny T said...

Thanks so much for this info!

Anonymous said...

I know I am about 1 1/2 years too late, but this information is great and I have already used it in the my new embroidery project. My back looks so nice and clean!

Home Making 4 U said...

I struggled many times to begin and finish the stitch without bulges. This is very much helpful for me. Thank you so much.

gina.mac@sbcglobal.net said...

Thank you so much! I love how fast you can embroider tea towels as a quick gift, but I always waste too much time trying to figure how to cover up the back. Your tutorial will help me do it right the first time.

TextileTraveler said...

Wow, I looked all over the web and found TONS of stitches, but no information on starting and stopping. Thanks so much for posting this!