Brick stitch is a way of filling patterns in a brick-like fashion. Shading can be done using this stitch by using a different colored thread for different layers of the stitches. This stitch can be used in place of the satin stitch.
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 Brick 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 Brick Stitch
1. You can start by drawing any pattern. Start by working long and short stitches for the first layer.
2. Make a short stitch and the next stitch should be double the size of the previous stitch.
3. Complete the first row of stitches in a similar fashion.
4. You can now work on the second row filling with straight stitches. Note that the stitches will be of the same length but it will give a brick-like effect due to the first set of stitches that we have laid. You can work in a similar way until the end of the pattern.
Tips for working the Brick Stitch
- Knowing the satin stitch will help to work this stitch easily.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used for many decorative embroidery stitches and flowers.
- Brick stitch can be used in place of the satin stitch.
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- Maidenhair stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Fern Stitch
- Cast On Stitch
- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Closed Feather Stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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