Using the simple split stitch, it is easy to create a sampler.
Warning: Both the scissors and needle are sharp and should not to be used by children.
- Embroidery hoop
- Embroidery thread
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Use a pencil to lightly draw the desired shape onto the piece of fabric.
Insert fabric into hoop.
Thread needle with a foot and a half long thread.
Pull until thread length is equal on both ends.
Knot the thread twice.
Following the desired design, insert the needle vertically at the bottom of the hoop and pull up until tight.
Insert the needle downwards and pull down, continuing to follow the desired shape.
Using the tip of the needle as a guide, find the middle of the previous stitch and pull up.
Follow step 7.
Follow step 6.
Continue this process until the design is complete.
Knot the string as close as possible to the fabric on the back of the fabric (the side not going to be displayed).
Snip off excess thread.
Lightly erase pencil markings, if any remain.