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FAQs

What does hue mean?
Hue is a color or shade of color in a perticular range.
How do you embroider a french knot?
These are decorative knots completed after all other stitching is finished.
Come up at A; loosely wrap floss once around needle. Place needle at B, next to A. Pull floss taut as you push needle down through fabric. Carry floss across back of work between knots.
What does neutral mean?
Neutrals are pure earth colors such as grays, tans and browns. These colors tend to be subtle and can be used easily with other colors.
How do you embroider with the backstitch?
Back stitches are completed after cross-stitches and each stitch is made the same length as one cross-stitch.
Pull the needle through at the point marked A. Then go down at the point marked B. Come back up at C and down at D.
What does shade mean?
Shade is a color to which black has been added to darken or lower the value of the color.
How do you embroider with the chain stitch?
The chain stitch is great for flower stems or outlining.
Come up at A; hold loop on surface of fabric. Go down in same hole at A. Come up at B, inside loop. Pull loop even around B. Repeat A-B, going down inside completed loop. Go down at C over last loop to secure.
What does tone mean?
Tone is the relative lightness or darkness of a color.
How do you embroider with the couching stitch?
Lay Straight Stitch base.
Come up at A; go down at B. Couch: Come up at C, go down at D. Continue to secure base at even intervals.
What is a glaze?
Glaze is a transparent or translucent layer of color applied as a wash over another color or surface to slightly alter the tone, temperature or value of an area.
How do you embroider with the long short stitch?
This stitch is also known as the Interlocked Satin Stitch?
Place first row of stitches. Come up at A. Go down at B. Come up at C, between previous row of stitches, as shown. Work alternating rows of long and short stitches. Repeat A-B-C sequence for each row to fill in area.
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