Sunday, 2 September 2012

Isolated Stitch

Someone asked a question about how to do an Isolated Stitch, as I am currently working on a piece with isolated stitches I thought I would take some photos of how I do them - I make no claims that this is the correct way or the best way.
For this you will need a sharp needle (one with a pointy end) and you will be using a single strand of floss.

 come out in the of the middle hole in the first leg
 leave a little bit of thread hanging out the back
 go down into the top hole of your first leg then came back up through the bottom of your first leg (where you would normally start)
 go back down into the middle of the first leg
 come back up into the bottom of the first leg
 then go back down into the top of your leg
 come back up at the bottom right corner to make the first part of your second leg

 then again to make it equal two threads

 go to the back - this is where the sharp needle comes into play - go through your stitches not behind - once ..
 
..then again one more time
 snip thread fairly close to stitch
 sit back and admire your work : )
 
I tried to make this as clear as possible - if you have any questions I will try my best to help.
Hope this makes your stitching more enjoyable as personally I am not a big fan of knots, most of the time they come undone or look to bulky.
Happiness is Stitching
Amanda
 
Don't forget to enter my giveaway also I will soon be sending this pattern 'Jolly Jack' on his way to the next lucky stitcher.

23 comments:

  1. Thank you for this info. I have also used one strand of thread but never really understand how to start the stitch. Now I know thanks to you =D

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  2. Thank you so much. I'm going to try this tomorrow!!

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  3. That's a great tip - thank you.

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  4. Great tip, and your work is looking wonderful, hugs.

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  5. Great tip and beautiful progress. Your backs are much neater than mine :D

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  6. Thanks for the great technique. Jack is looking great!

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  7. That is too wonderful! Thank you! I had never read that before. =)

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  8. Great explanation! Liked that. Will certainly try it!

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  9. Hi Amanda,
    I'm so glad I finally got caught up on your blog. It's fantastic! You've got really great projects going on, half of which are making me desperate for some online shopping (yikes!). And thanks for this explanation! It's great. :D

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  10. I've never seen this technique before but I will definitely try it out -looks great!

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  11. Good explanation! I never tried this one, but I will! :o)

    Cathi

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  12. Hi Amanda, Thank you so much! I tried this and it worked so well that I'm going to frog all those stitches that I tied with a knot. A few of the knots are already pulling out

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  13. That's a really neat trick, I will definitely be trying that one next time. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Great description! Thank you so much.

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  15. Thanks for the tutorial! I am definitely going to try this soon! Maybe today. Isolated stitches or sprinkle stitches as I call them drive me crazy! blyn

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  16. Thanks for the tip! I'll try that out!!

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  17. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial, Amanda~ I will certainly give it a try! Lovely stitching and neat and lovely backs! Jack turned out beautifully ~ another must stitch for me ~ Blessings in stitches ~ Lizzy

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  18. Thanks for the great tute! I never thought of doing isolated stitches like this...it'll work great!
    Smiles, DianeM

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  19. Brilliant! I would never have thought of this, so much easier!

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  20. I just want to make sure I'm clear on your directions: when stitching the second leg, is it exactly as you did for the first? Two half stitches, then one full? Or is it two full stitches? This is a wonderful tutorial, stitches look so lovely, and I want to be sure I follow exactly. Thank you!!

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  21. Is this so there’s no threads going across the back of your linen? Great idea! That always bothered me!

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