Radiating Stitch is a very simple stitch. It consists of simple straight stitches. It resembles as if the rays radiate from one corner of the stitch and hence its name as such.
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 Radiating 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 3 strands for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Radiating Stitch
1. Start by drawing a triangle. Bring the thread up at the tip of the triangle and make a stitch to the edge of the line.
2. Keep working in a similar fashion and make 5 straight stitches always taking it back to the corner.
Tips for working the Radiating Stitch
- Drawing a triangle will help in working this stitch easily.
What is this stitch used for?
- It can be used for making beautiful decorative stitches on motifs.
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Check out the video tutorial below
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