Reply To: Jill’s Progess


Berlin Embroidery Designs – Tanja Berlin

Hi Jill

The satin stitch looks great, well done! really nice stitching.

Yes sometimes you have to take out the stitches until you have enough thread to finish off with the two tiny stitches which may mean taking out more stitches than you intended to.

Or you could lay 1/4 of an inch of the end of the thread across the back of the work and use the starting stitches of a new thread to secure the end of this thread to the back of the work, there is the danger that the end of the thread can become loose.

If you need to take out a large section, it is easiest to take the stitches out by cutting the stitches at the back of the work, (taking care not to cut the fabric) and then pulling out the stitches from the front of the work with tweezers. This is much quicker and puts less stress on the fabric compared to taking the stitches out one by one.

If you are taking out the stitches one by one, the thread can become frayed, so I recommend finishing the thread off and starting a new thread to continue stitching.