Sample Project From Mandalas to Embroider

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Nice 'n' Simple
Hand Sewing

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Buttonhole Wheel Stitch
Pistil Stitch
French Knot
Fly Stitch
Mandalas to Embroider

This stitch can be used in its own right as decoration – scattered or as a border. It can also be used as a filler.

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Mandalas to Embroider by Carina Envoldsen-Harris

Published by Search Press

© 2018 Carina Envoldsen-Harris / Search Press · Reproduced with permission.


You Will Need

  • How to stitch . Buttonhole Wheel Stitch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start the stitch by pulling the needle up at A and then insert the needle at B in the centre. Pull it up at C, taking
    care to keep the needle inside the loop created – you can use your finger to keep the loop in place.

  • How to stitch . Buttonhole Wheel Stitch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Insert the needle at B again, and pull it up at D to create the next spoke.

  • How to stitch . Buttonhole Wheel Stitch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue in this way to complete the wheel.

  • How to stitch . Buttonhole Wheel Stitch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fasten the last spoke of the wheel with a tiny straight stitch, joining at A. Take care to keep the tension quite tight, so the stitch doesn’t loosen.

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