Cloud stitch is a way of filling patterns in a cloud-like pattern. This stitch can fill a large area in a very beautiful way. The wavy patterns seem like a cloud and hence it’s named as such. You will have to make small straight stitches to weave this 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 Cloud 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 Cloud Stitch
1. Start by making dots on the fabric. Notice that each row is diagonal to the one above and below.
2. Once, you have made the marking, make small straight stitches on them as shown above.
3. Next, take a contrast color floss and bring the thread up at the start of the first row. Weave the floss by passing through first and second row of the straight stitches.
4. You will pass the needle alternating between the first and the second row of straight stitches without piercing the fabric as shown above.
5. Complete one row of weaving. Take the needle down and start working on the next row.
6. Continue in this pattern for the rest of the design. You can check the video tutorial for the same.
Tips for working the Cloud Stitch
- Knowing the straight 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.
- Cloud stitch can be used to cover large area of the pattern.
- It is a great way to fill space.
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Check out the video tutorial below
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