Lantern stitch is a pretty simple and beautiful stitch that works great on a motif. This stitch is named as such because the finished design resembles a lantern. This is just the mirror image of the radiating stitch. This is very easy to make.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the lantern 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.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the lantern stitch
1. Start by bringing out the needle at point A. Insert at point B and bring out at point A again to make a straight stitch.
2. In a similar fashion, keep working on the rest of the point. That will be from point C to point A, point D to point A, point E to point A and point F to point A.
3. You can next make a mirror of this on the opposite side.
4. Once it is done, finish it with a back stitch in the middle.
5. Take the thread down and secure with a knot.
Tips for working the lantern stitch
- Start with one side of the straight stitches before working on the other side.
- You can make a diamond to have a perfect shape to it.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be made into beautiful patterns on it’s own.
- It looks very pretty on motifs, purses, and girls frocks.
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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
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