Wrapped Coral stitch
Wrapped Coral stitch is also known as Coral knot with an extra wrap. It is a variety of Coral Stitch that produces a thick bobbly line, ideal for surface embroidery. Wrapped Coral is quick to work, creating a knotted line that can be mistaken for a line of French knots. Wrapped Coral stitch follows a curve well and is great to use along the edge of items.
I go through phases of working this stitch. Then I rediscover it and ask myself why I don’t simply use it all the time.
I usually use a twisted thread, such a cotton perle #5 and work the stitches close together so the knots look like a string of beads.
How to work Wrapped Coral Stitch
Work this stitch from right to left and it is most effective if you work the knots close together.
Bring your thread out on the right-hand side and make a small coral knot. If you need a refresher on how to hand embroider coral stitch I have a tutorial here
Once you have made the first coral stitch, slide the needle under the bar of thread that sits to the right of the knot and then take your thread through.
Take your thread around the knot. This is the ‘wrap’ — hence the name. Make another coral stitch and continue down the line.
This is a quick and effective linear stitch which has an interesting texture. It follows a curve well.
I hope you enjoy experimenting with Wrapped Coral Stitch.
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Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned embroiderer, my book Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery: Visual Guide to 120 Essential Stitches for Stunning Designs gives you techniques to encourage a fresh and creative embroidery style. Discover play points in your embroidery. Explore variations in height and width, stacking stitches, or using repetitions of the same stitch to create areas of texture and shape. All these techniques and more will give you creative variations. I have included numerous demonstrations of small tweaks that create big effects to send you down your own creative path.
I liked playing around with this stitch by creating a flower outline. My trials are here.
This neat looking stitch is also new to me. I’ll try it today.
Great Maureen I like it when I manage to find a new stitch that you have not seen – have fun with it
I like this stitch. my samples are detailed here-
Speaking of little samples… this one is as little as it gets. But I figured it out and like it very much!
I’ve posted my sad little samples here – http://hokkaidokudasai.blogspot.jp/2013/07/tast-72-wrapped-scroll-stitch.html
I think I need a lot more practice with this one!
Thank you so much, Sharon, for giving us the opportunity to win a set of your ‘delicious’ stencils. I have been drooling……for a while now. What a wonderful invention for all of us CRAZY quilters. I’m always fretting over uneven stitches – but hate to make marks that might not be correct. These will totally solve my problems! Congratulations on a great idea. Pam Forristall – Fort Collins, CO
Have a look at 3 more samples, stitches 23 to 25 as well as my accordion style sample books.
This stitch looks lovely, it’s new to me. Looking forward to give it a try.
This morning your CQ stencils arrived, so I just had to play with them. I used chain stitch and slipped detached chain stitch:
Are you going to create a Flickr group for embroidery made with these stencils?