Blanket stitch for decoration

Blanket stitch can be either used to secure the edges of a fabric or as a decorative stitch in surface embroidery. See the illustrated instructions for decorative blanket stitch.


Instructions 
1. Bring the needle up through point (1).
2. Bring the needle back through point (2). Do not pull the thread too tight to leave a small loop.
3. Bring the needle up through point (3). Point (3) is in the same stitch line as point (1). Pass the needle through the loop
4. Pull the needle to finish the first stitch.

5. Bring the needle, from front to back, through point (4). Bring the needle up through point (5) threading the loop. Pull the thread to make the second stitch.
6. Bring the needle, from front to back, through point (6). Bring the needle up through point (7) threading the loop. Pull the thread to make the third stitch.
blanket stitch

Continue in this manner to finish the row.

Blanket stitch can be used a decorative stitch in surface embroidery as shown in the examples below.
blanket stitch, paint fabrics, paint textiles, embroidery, modern embroidery
Detail / Hand painted and stitched piece by Anna Bonarou

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Detail / Hand painted and stitched piece by Anna Bonarou



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