Back stitch is a stitch used in embroidery and sewing stitches. Stitches are sewn backwards to the direction of the sewing. They form lines and usually used to outline shapes or add detail to an embroidered picture. It's an especially suitable stitch for creating fine lines and details, as well as forming a foundation for combination stitches.
Cross stitch is a type of counted thread surface embroidery. It uses mostly X-shaped stitches to create a picture or pattern. Partial stitches are also used for shaping and texture, and back stitches are used for creating outlines and small details.
A needle lace heart Are you ready to try needle lace after reading my stumpwork embroidery page? This simple heart project introduces the basic techniques of couching the outline of your shape (known as a cordonet), corded single brussels stitch and double brussels stitch.
Fabric/Thread/Needle Combination There isn’t a specific needle type for every combination but, there are many specialty needles for specific types of threads and fabrics. A general rule is the finer the fabric you are sewing with, the finer the needle should be.
So, the unique feature of stem stitch is that, when you work from left to right, the needle will be brought out from the TOP of each previous stitch. In case you work from top to bottom, the needle and thread will come out through the RIGHT side of each previous stitch.
Needle tatting originated in the early twentieth century, but did not become popular until much later . A tatting needle is a long, blunt needle that does not change thickness at the eye of the needle. The needle used must match the thickness of the thread chosen for the project.