Does your embroidery look lovely on the front and is covered with messy threads and knots on the back? It is important to keep the back as neat as the front of the needlework.
Learn how to start embroidery thread using the loop method to ensure that the back of the cross stitch work that has much love and time put into it is as pretty and neat as possible.
The loop method is only possible to use if the pattern calls for an even number of threads.
Learn more about how to start embroidery stitches by watching our video or keep reading this post.
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WHAT YOU NEED:
- Aida cloth
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery hoop
- Embroidery needle
INSTRUCTIONS showing how to start a cross stitch
STEP 1: Thread the needle with one strand of embroidery floss
Use the scissors to cut a long length of the embroidery floss. Find the middle of the length by folding the floss in half.
Now thread the embroidery needle with the end of the embroidery floss that is not folded.
There will now be two stands of floss to work with.
step 2: Start the stitching from the back
Come up from the back of the project with the embroidery needle and floss.
Be sure not to pull the embroidery floss all of the way through to the front. There should be a loop left at the back of the embroidery work.
step 3: Take the needle down to the back
Take the needle and floss down from the top, being careful not to pull the embroidery thread up through the back. Be sure not to go down through the same hole.
Move slightly away from the hole that the thread came up through, which would be one hole in the Aida cloth.
Step 4: Catch the loop at the back
Turn the project with the back facing up. There will be a loop on the back which was in the middle of the embroidery floss.
Run the needle through the loop to catch it. Pull gently.
Keep pulling gently until the loop is firmly against the back of the embroidery work.
step 5: begin stitching the project
Take the needle up to begin the first stitch in the cross stitch project.
Pull firmly to be sure there is no play in the loop on the back. Now continue stitching, knowing the floss is secured on the back of the fabric with no knot!
The back of the cross stitch project will look very neat and tidy. Now you know how to start embroidery thread!
I hope you enjoyed learning how to start a cross stitch using the loop method. Your needlework will look lovely from the front and the back!
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