Welcome to our first practical lesson!
before we start I would like to suggest what you may use instead of heavy pedestrians under the embroidery frame In the beginning, it is unnecessary to purchase any special legs for the frame and at this stage, it is enough to put books or boxes 10-15 cm height – enough to keep your left arm under the frame for the future manipulations If being a right-hand writer, keep your right hand on top with the hook, and the left hand under the frame supplying the thread from the bottom. In Indian technique, all the accessories are placed on top of the needle of the hook, thus, we face the embroidery and only the thread is supplied from the bottom In French technique, all the accessories are threaded on the bobbin By keeping the bobbin under the frame, we supply our accessories with the left hand binding them from the bottom.
We do not face the embroidery from the top, all shows from the bottom
I would like you to visually divide the frame into 2 parts and start working with the pattern. I will place it at the frame’s corner and redraw with the regular pencil. The lower existing part will be used for practice In order to redraw, turn the frame to the opposite side, place the picture underneath at the corner of the frame.
You may use pins to secure to secure the paper with the silk prior to redrawing My picture is copied Let us practice the hook (anywhere on the frame) by passing the needle over the silk and catching the thread on.
The tool has a very sharp needle that naturally passes over the fabrics and easily catches the thread with its nasal hook. Feel it in your hand, turning side to side.
The stretched out thread should be securely kept with the last two fingers and most of the time the tool must be found vertically Input the hook inside, catch the thread and draw the edge out Keep the tool vertically. Make the stitch after 3 or 4 mm and set the thread around the needle hook.
Turn the screw in opposite 180 degrees, and pull it out with the loop.
Return the screw of the hook to the front and repeat: Make the stitch after 3 or 4 mm and set the thread around the needle hook Turn the screw to the opposite 180 degrees.
Pull the tool out with the loop. Repeat. Screw shows the direction of the stitches When unbinding the thread, the needle will certainly leave some holls in order to remove it simply rub the silk with the nail. Thread locking principle Make the stitch after 3 or 4 mm
and set the thread around the needle hook. Turn the screw in opposite 180 degrees, and pull it out with the loop Input the hook to almost the same hole from where you have started Make a return to the front and repeat 2-3 times until you feel that the thread is secured Thus, continue stitching In order to close the line make one stitch to back and one stitch to the front Repeat 2-3 times until the thread is secured Let us draw a little square on the practical side of the frame left behind Apply a little securing lock and follow the drawn line down until the corner Place a short stitch to the opposite direction from the drawn line And then continue with the regular stitches till the next corner Again, place a short stitch to the opposite direction from the drawn line And continue with the regular stitches till the next corner Thus, apply all corners of the square Place a little securing lock Cut the thread leaving 4-5 cm edge Now I would like you to practice embroidering with the metal thread. Draw another square And repeat the same process as before In order to secure the edges properly wrap the existing threads around the embroidered chain 2-3 times Cut the edges on the base. Thus, I would like you to exercise making précised corners while embroidering the squares Now, let us exercise embroidering the stem of the flower with the leaf using metal threads!
Place the bobbin under the frame And apply the lock on the base of the stem Try to get used to keeping your tool strictly vertically and do not to place the hand completely on the picture, but slightly upper. Thus, in future, when the picture will be drawn with a chalk, the lines would not be destroyed Continue embroidering the central leaf In the corner, apply a very short stitch in order to highlight the sharpness And continue Finish the line applying the closing lock Accurately hide the edges of the threads by twisting it around the chain 2-3 times 2-3 times and cut on the base Repeat the same process on the base Photograph your work and send me the pictures along with the questions or comments if you have!