Cast On stitch is a very beautiful stitch that makes awesome flowers in the embroidery designs. It has the technique of the bullion knot but little different from it.
It is mostly used in Brazilian Embroidery designs. Roses are made with this stitch and they really are pretty beautiful.
Why the name Cast On?
The thread is cast over the needle and made into a knot, hence the name was derived from it.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread
How many strands of floss do you need for making the cast on stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. Silk or rayon thread works well with this stitch
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the cast on stitch
1. Bring the thread up at point A and pull it completely. Then insert from point B to again point A or just beside point A without pulling down the thread.
2. Hold the needle and cast 10 stitches or the required number of stitches on the needle. You can check the video for easier reference on how to cast the stitches.
3. Pull the needle gently to pull out the thread entirely. Be careful when you do this step.
4. Take the needle down at point B.
5. You can work around the design in a similar fashion. Finally, take down the needle and pull the thread down and secure with a knot.
Tips for working the cast on rose
- Hold the needle while casting the thread over it.
- You can start with the outer design and work inside.
- Darker shades of thread can be used along with the lighter shades for a lovely look.
What is the cast on stitch used for?
- It can be used to make beautiful roses or flowers with this stitch.
- Flowers, circles, many kinds of patterns can be formed with this stitch on a dress, motif, quilt, etc.
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More stitches tutorials:
- Stem Stitch
- Chain Stitch
- Running Stitch
- French Knot
- Lazy Daisy
- Back Stitch
- Cable Chain Stitch
- Fly Stitch
- Bullion Knot
- Woven Trellis Stitch
- Long And Short Stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
So until next time,
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