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Beautiful embroidery on pillow cases

20 June 2017
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Patricia
Patricia

I am admired by volumetric embroidery on I can see on old-fascinated pillow cases.

Volumetric embroidery is a quite rare kind of needlework, which is good for us, handmade masters. The more secrets of voluminous embroidery we know, the more beautiful things we can create. The embroidery you can see on old fascinated pillow cases is called fringed seams.

There are few names for these joints: velvet stitch, Turkish seam, but all these joints have one thing in common - a stitch between stitches that easily turns into a fringe with scissors. This kind of embroidery leaves us indifferent. Usually, things decorated with the volumetric embroidery became magnetically looking.

Fringed seams are performed in three ways. The first involves the use of a stitch "cross", the second - "semicircle" and the third - "back needle." These stitches serve as a kind of "lock" for the stitches. The closer the stitched "locks" to each other, the closer the loops to each other. The finished product will look more volumetric and finer.

If you decided to cut the loops, you may need to trim the fringe. The length of the threads may differ in different section (it depends on the pattern you chosen). You can fluff the fringed seams with the usual brush for eyebrows. The sewing needle can be also good for this. Masters of embroidery suggests to fluff and to cut fringed areas in parts, gradually giving them the desired shape.

Fingered seams are very good in combination with usual or decorative techniques of embroidery (rococo or embroidery ribbons, for example) because they allow you to highlight a single element of the picture, accentuating the viewer's attention on it. You can perform such embroidery with any thread that you can fluff - floss, wool, acrylic and even "iris". The choice of threads depends again on the plot of the embroidery itself and the material of the base.

Pictures were taken from:  interiordecodir.com

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