The Bundle Stitch


Introduction to Embroidery


Lesson Info

The Bundle Stitch

So now that you have the basic straits that I'm going to walk you through the bundle stitch, which is this little guy right here this section play here are the little bundles so with the bundle stitch this is one that depending you might you can kind of see from my little I think they look like haystacks, but you know, I guess I live in the country looking ok way out of iran with the cows so this is one of those stitches where again like are you ballerina? Are you a modern interpretive dancer? You can have something that looks a little bit more abstract if you're not worried about the exact height or length of the stitch if you wanted to be super exact, you might want to measure it out I I'm always in favor of like rolling the dice sensing what you can do on your own and then if you're not happy with it, then go ahead and measure. But what you want to do for the bundle stitch is you're going to traditionally it's it's a bundle stitches three stitches then with attack over it you're goi...

ng to go ahead and create three nearby stitches straight stitches and then you're just gonna create attacking stitch over it it kind of has a little bit of ah pull to it there if you can see on an attack it goes through the fabric or you just wrap it around the threat, you go through the fabric. Yeah, so the decision is where, where to come through when you pull it so that it makes a stack, you have toe go under and you want tio I it a little bit to be able to narrow it. So I'll show again for the camera and there's a couple different ways to do this, you'll find that some instruction will show you a way to do it. Where then? It's it's starting the bundle from a different point. I kind of like to do this way, so one thing you can do is if you want it to be a very tight bundle when you bring your thread through, just make sure it's your coming in a little bit. You've got a cute little bundle. I'll show you what it looks like when it's a bit bigger and unlike cross stitch, I found that with embroidery, there seems to be embroidery, sort of like knitting there's. Lots of different people have lots of different methods for achieving the same thing, so I have my way of doing something it might even be different than is in the book that I talked about, it might be different than how you learn I'm in favor for in the end, whatever. Works. I know with knitting that's really common, I learned to knit one way and someone else learned on in another way you end up with the same. I think in the end it all depends upon what's comfortable for you and then here's what the bundle looks like when it's a little bit bigger. So one of the ways you can vary this ditch you can imagine is you could do three different colors for the three different stitches, or you could do a different color for the tacking stitch do lots of different things. So I'm gonna come around and see how you're doing because they're getting oh, and I like what sharon did here. She did a variation already where she made the bundle at the top. She has, like a little bottom heavy haste, act like a little tp so that's, a really nice variation, and this is beautiful with the different color stitch that looks great. Yeah, all these air looking really good, it's, all making sense to everyone. Yeah, okay, beautiful. Okay.

Class Description

Embroidery is a truly lovely way to customize a craft project and a super-rewarding skill to have. Get your start in this needlework tradition in Introduction to Embroidery with Lisa Shaffer.

Lisa teaches needlework to artists across the country and in this class, she’ll help you get your start in the classic art of embroidery. You’ll learn:

  • A brief the history of hand embroidery
  • How to choose your needles, thread, fabric, and hoops
  • The right way to start a hoop sampler
  • A variety of essential stitches
Lisa will help you master the basic straight and back stitches, satin stitch, French knot, lazy daisy, chain stitch, feather stitch, and blanket stitch.

Introduction to Embroidery with Lisa Shaffer will give you the skills you need to start creating your very own needlework designs.