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Extract from Whitework Embroidery • By Ayako Otsuka • Published by Search Press

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Whitework Embroidery
Broderie Anglaise is a kind of whitework which reached England around the beginning of the 19th century. The technique features eyelets, which are holes where the edges are bound with stitching. It is often used for children's clothing, blouses, and underwear. Use a sharp-pointed needle.

t. Eyelet
Use this technique to make eyelets in a variety of sizes.

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  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw a circle of the required size. Make a knot at the thread end, insert the needle a short distance away from the circle, and bring it out at the edge of the circle.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew running stitch along the circle.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    One circuit is completed.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stitch between the stitches of the first circuit to create double running stitch.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    When the two circuits are complete, the thread returns to the starting point.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bring the needle out a little way outside of the running stitch. This distance represents the width of the eyelet stitching.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Draw lines inside the circle to divide it into six segments. One of the lines should end near where the thread comes out.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Next, you’ll use sharp, fine-pointed scissors to cut along the lines. To start, insert the scissors at the center and cut along the line where the thread comes out. Be careful not to cut the thread! Use the same process to cut the adjacent line.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold the flap to the wrong side. Insert the needle in the center.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Bring the needle out right next to the previous stitch. Continue overcast stitching around the circle, positioning the stitches as close together as possible and making them equal in length.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut the next segment, fold the flap to the wrong side, and sew in the same manner.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 12
    Step 12

    One round is complete.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 13
    Step 13

    On the wrong side of the fabric, run the needle under the back of the stitches for about 1/2 in (1.2 cm) to finish the thread.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 14
    Step 14

    Trim the excess thread.

  • How to stitch . Broderie Anglaise Eyelet - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cut the knot made in step 1 to complete the eyelet

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