Coral Stitch is also known as the German Knot or the Snail trail. A knot lies in between the straight stitch. We do not cut down the thread or make a separate knot, instead, we will work the knot as we make the line. In the following tutorial, I have worked this stitch on a curved line.
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 German Knots?
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 of floss for this design.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Coral Stitch
1. We will be working on a curved line to see how flexible this stitch is. Start by bringing the thread up from beneath the fabric. At the desired distance, insert the needle diagonal from where you brought it up like shown in the above picture. Our curved line will lie in between these two stitches.
2. Without pulling the thread up, wrap the thread around the needle. Now pull the thread up.
3. Work in a similar fashion for the rest of the design.
Tips for working the Coral Stitch
- Take small stitches between the knots.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used as a border decorative stitch on a motif or dress along with beads.
- The outline can be made with this too.
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- Chain Stitch
- 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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