Friday, July 1, 2011

Pistil Stitch - Hand Embroidery

Pistil stitch is a french knot with an a long tail. It is widely used in Indian Embroidery, mostly while working on flowers.
A step by step tutorial as under:
Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:
wrap the threat 2 times around the needle

Step 4:
Hold the threat by your left hand till the entire strand pass through the knot.

Step 5:

Step 6:

Sorry for this image :)
Pistil Stitch Flower:


Aathira said...

This looks very pretty and simple to do too :)

Dolly laishram said...

Thanks Aathira for stoping by my Blog. Please let me know if you need any help

Sravani Gopal said...

Liked it very much

Dolly laishram said...

Thanks Saravani

Preethi said...

Loved this stitch. Didn't know this was a kind of variation of the french knot.

Anonymous said...

mine keeps turning into a normal straight line ... help plz????

Dolly laishram said...

Please make sure the thread is wrap to the needle exactly like I do in this tutorial

Socorro Azevedo said...


Unknown said...

I'm going to add this to my hand bag
Love it. Mil gracias!