I hope you enjoyed the progress pictures of my short side-project: “embroidered 14th century pouch for the 9th birthday of my blog” and the birthday raffle.
…but now it is time to get back to the second “Craft with Racaire” project – the fast and easy pouch tutorial.
Some time already passed by since the first two postings for this project therefore here a short summery for you:
1) “…fast and easy pouch tutorial (handsewn) & how to work with “rapports” “
In this first posting of the pouch tutorial you will find useful information about the materials you will need for this project. It also explains how you can calculate the needed fabric yourself or you can also use the measurements I provide. As a little bonus for you, I also added some extra information of “how to work with “rapports”” (repeating fabric patterns).
2) “…Hand sewing stitches: Running Stitch & more thoughts about hand sewing”
In this second posting of the pouch tutorial you will find an in-depth description of the first and most basic hand-sewing stitch you will need for this technique – the Running Stitch. Furthermore you will also find some additional hints how you can use this stitch for sewing or fitting and how you can speed up your sewing when you are using it. One of my favorite sections of this posting is the part about the Running Stitch and its possibilities of usage in medieval embroidery.
I am still amazed how much information I could put together for you for the posting about the Running Stitch. I think the following text about the Back stitch is at least as long as the one about the Running Stitch. It is about the Back Stitch and its connection to Stem Stitch and its usage in medieval embroidery… but we will come to all this soon.
Btw. I just added the new page “Medieval hand-sewing techniques” underneath the “Medieval embroidery techniques“. You can find both pages underneath the menu option “Premium“. When you place your curser on the word Premium the drop down menu containing both pages should appear. On this pages I put together all useful information about medieval embroidery and hand-sewing I posted till now for a faster overview and an easier access for you. I will do my best to update this page whenever I post something about medieval embroidery or hand-sewing techniques.
…and now back again to the topic:
Back Stitch & Stem Stitch
We already started with the most basic hand-sewing stitch – the „Running Stitch“ – and all it’s versatile usage possibilities concerning hand-sewing, fitting and medieval embroidery techniques. Today we will take a look at the next hand-sewing stitch for our project – the „Back Stitch“. …and yes, also the „Back Stitch“ has a rather well known and popular counterpart in medieval embroidery – the Stem Stitch. How this two stitches are related, how they are worked and what you can do with them – I will tell you all this little secrets today.
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I hope you enjoyed our small journey today and that you are even more inspired to do some hand sewing and to try some embroidery… Yes, it can be that easy if you know the basics. …and don’t forget – enjoy it and have fun! 😀
Enough about hand-sewing stitches for now – next time we will already start working at the pouch – I promise… 😉