Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Hand Embroidery Samples 11 ..... Pekinese Stitch

This stitch, at first glance, looks relatively simple to do -  back stitch with a second thread looped through. The key to a good finish is maintaining a constant tension to create even loops - not as easy as you think.
This sample on Irish Linen was created using weaving silk, sari waste silk yarn, hand dyed variegated wool and hand dyed perle cotton yarn.

The following experimental  sample was created on pages from an old book (three pages layered and machine stitched onto calico), using a range of Anchor stranded embroidery threads.


This is not as easy as it looks to create. Have a go yourself and experiment.

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