Working with a sampler is the best manner to learn basic embroidery stitches. If you will be teaching beginners, the most appropriate way for you to capture their attention is to ‘still their mindsets’ by utilizing vibrant hues that will unmistakably add life to one’s sight. Yes, it is challenging on your end especially that there is not much of an assurance that you can achieve your goal but, you will never know if you choose not to give a shot.
If your students are still at the primary level, DMC threads are the most common brands utilized for basic embroidery stitches. Not just they are cheap, a single strand is also thick, so it is not easy to break with bare hands. As for the cloth, select a basket weave where at close glance, it will appear like a jersey. The textile is very ideal because small holes will serve as guidelines for the apprentice to follow. In such a manner, the hemming lines would not be crooked.
There are five basic embroidery stitches namely back stitch, cross-stitch, half stitch, quarter stitch, and three-quarter stitch.
Back Stitch is utilized to draw lines around. The first thing to do is to locate the center and put a mark. Put the textile inside the hoop and set it aside first. Divide the floss into six strands with a length of twelve to fourteen inches. Do not place the two yarns together instead, insert it in the eye of the needle and knot the tip for closure. From the border of the hoop, count two squares from the middle and press the sharp point beginning at the back going to the front. Bring the needle with the thread right to the next hole and do it all over again.
Three- quarter stitch is done by composing both the half and quarter altogether. Initially, form a square that composes of four boxes close to each other. Sew the quarter by bringing the threaded needle on the lower-left portion of the square. Start from the back going to the front and cover the middle area with the yarn in a slanting position. As for hemming the half, bring the threaded needle to the lower right portion of the square. Start from the back going to the front and cover the whole area with the yarn in a slanting position. Execute both steps until you are done.