General Information to Embroidery
In general, example for embroidering floral, you start to embroider the designs from lower part to upper part; further part to nearer part; covered part to surface part. The colors are lighter near the edge, so darker near the inner part, or darker near the edge and lighter near the inner part. The colors are darker on the back of each petal, and than lighter on the front side, or lighter on back and darker on front side. Long-short stitch will be the main method and Back Stitches are used for veins after finishing the stitches on the leaves. Here is a sample (left image below). Also, colors are lighter for near part and darker for further part, even in one flower (middle image below) and same group of leaves (right image below)
Here is a simple flower pattern with some specific stitches labeled. Click for a larger image.
You can stitch on feather for birds or scale for fish one completely and then another. Use lighter color for the edges and this way, you don't need to add lines for the edges. Here is a sample (left image below). Also, you can have long stitches along the shapes of fish and use tiny back-stitch for the lines of the scales (right image below).
Protection to embroidery
● Whenever we deal with our embroidery work, it is necessary to keep
them clean. We need to wash our hands frequently to prevent the
embroidery, thread and material get stains from hands.
● If using Embroidery Hoops or Frames, we should ensure that the embroidery are off form hoops to avoid them stretched too long when we finish the work; While we are still work on them, we should ensure that our work are covered each time by soft fabric to avoid roughness, stains or dust.
● We recommend that embroidery thread ideal length is about 20 inches, which can effectively avoid the thread knotted, twisted or broken while we are embroidering, but the length of Unit cut thread is working well too.
● After we complete our work, the best way to store embroidery is in plastic or sealed bags for better and further protection.
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