Friday, July 27, 2018

Tulip Stitch

Time for another 100 Stitches Plus post.  This simple decorative stitch is known as the Tulip Stitch.  

For my demonstration, I am using perle cotton floss.  This is DMC color variations number 4200.

This stitch is made up of a Lazy Daisy Stitch and three Straight Stitches.  

The first step is form the Lazy Daisy Stitch:

To finish off the Lazy Daisy stitch, go back into the fabric a little a little further away from the loop than you normally would.  This makes a "tail".  This will give you room to fit the three Straight Stitches within the tail:

Now form the three Straight Stitches

Notice the needle to form the Straight Stitch is sliding under the tail: 

and then going back into the fabric:

Make the three Straight Stitches of different lengths to provide an interesting base for the tulip.

When the last Straight Stitch is finished, secure the floss on the underside: 

Simple!  I found this stitch in Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.  She notes that this stitch may be worked alone, in a line as for a border or randomly to fill a shape.

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