Whipped Stem Stitch is a part of the stem stitch family. Different color combinations can be worked on to make beautiful embroidery patterns.
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 Whipped Stem 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 the stem stitch and 3 strands for the whipping effect.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Whipped Stem Stitch
1. Start by working a stem stitch. Bring a contrasting thread at the beginning of the stem. Pass the needle through the first stitch of the stem stitch.
2. Continue whipping around the stem stitch taking the needle under each stitch of the stem stitch.
3. Take down the needle at the end of the stitch and secure with a knot.
Tips for working the Whipped Stem Stitch
- You will have to know the stem stitch to work this.
- Do not pull the thread too tightly while looping.
- This is a surface embroidery stitch, meaning, it is worked on the surface of the fabric instead of taking it down.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used as a border.
- This can be replaced by the ordinary stem stitch for added effect.
- Mix and match different color combinations for a spectacular embroidery.
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Check out the video tutorial below
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