Saturday, 31 March 2018

Decorative Embroidery Stitches: Basque Knot Stitch

Basque Knot Stitch  

It is a decorative stitch used for borders. 
Other names are Basque loop stitch, knotted pearl stitch, knotted loop stitch.

Basque Knot Stitch Vs. Basque Stitch

Similar names, but, very different in appearance and the way the two stitches are worked.

Basque Stitch belongs to the family of chain stitches. Basque Knot Stitch is type of Knot Stitch.

Basque Stitch is worked from left to right, whereas, the latter is worked from right to left.

Basque Knot Stitch 

Basque Knot Stitch

Here's how it is worked:

Bring the needle up at 'a', go down at 'b' and come up again at 'c'.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Decorative Embroidery Stitches : Basque Stitch

Basque Stitch

Basque Stitch is also known as Twisted Daisy Border Stitch. It is a combination of Detached Chain Stitch and Buttonhole Stitch.

It is a beautiful decorative stitch that can make any plain neckline of dresses look wonderful.
It can be used along with beads to enhance its beauty. It can be stitched with multicoloured threads to give a fabulous effect.

Whipped Basque Stitch

Basque Stitch whipped with another thread looks divine.

Let's see how this stitch is worked.

Doesn't this look like the flower shown in the picture below? It is called the Pieris japonica ' white'.

So here I go to experiment more on this.
Planning to use this for a neckline on my dress.
Do let me know how much you like this stitch.

Happy Stitching !