Arrow Head Stitch is a simple stitch which can be used for making any pattern. Two straight stitches are connected to form an arrow and hence the name. A series of such arrows are made to make borders or can be creatively used in pattern designing. These arrows can be used horizontally to form easy zig-zag patterns too. It can also be made into curves.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Arrow Head Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Arrow Head Stitch
1. You can also draw 2 parallel lines to work this stitch. Bring the thread up at point A. Insert the needle at point B. Without taking the needle down, insert at point C. Bring the thread up.
2. Note that point B is diagonal to point A and Point C. Next, insert the needle at point B again and bring it up at point D which will be parallel to point B.
3. Take the needle from point E to point F. Bring the thread up and bring it back again at point E.
4. Keep working on the stitch till the end of the pattern.
Tips for working the Arrow Head Stitch
- Knowing the straight stitch will help to work this stitch easily.
- Drawing two parallel lines will help make this stitch easily.
- You can draw it in straight lines, curves or any pattern.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used as a filling for any embroidery design.
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Check out the video tutorial below
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