Who doesn’t love embroidery?
We all love to make and wear exquisite embroidered clothes with intricate designs…
However, the problem is that not everyone got the skills to get it done the right way.
Embroidery digitizing is a tough trade to master, definitely much sophisticated than what many people would assume at first. The intricacy of the embroidery process lies in the fact that there are simply too many components that are needed to take care of simultaneously. And out of the lot, the right type of stitch is one of the most pressing mysteries involved in the process of digitizing for embroidery designs.
Below in this blog, we have sum-up some of the most important types of stitches involved in embroidery digitizing services.
So, let’s jump in straight away!
What is Embroidery Stitch?
The embroidery stitch is counted by the number of times the needles drop for the design. To make it simple, an embroidery design with a thousand stitch count translates to a thousand-time needle drop.
What makes embroidery stitches particularly important is the fact that the final time and price of the embroidery digitizing service is influenced by the number of stitches or number of needle drops. Thereby, knowing the exact number of stitches will help you understand the cost of digitizing services.
Apart from the cost, the type of stitches also influences the layout and design. Choosing the right type of stitch for a specific fabric and design greatly influence the outcome of the embroidery design.
1. Satin Stitch
Satin stitch is what is more commonly referred to as jump stitch. This stitch follows a sort of zig-zag path from left to right path. What makes it particularly a well-loved stitch amongst many digitizers is the finesse quality and exquisite appearance of the design.
The sub-categories of satin stitches include:
Brick: yup, that’s the type of stitch that is referred to as the beadwork technique. This is a great stitching style to have a subtle stepped shading using different colors.
Long and Short: This sub-category of satin stitches are more suited to include subtle shading effects to the design
Also referred to as fill stitch, the tatami stitch is the go-to type of stitch to fill large spaces in the design. Tatami stitch is most used to work with large objects (here the larger scale means greater than 1cm). The stitch gives a nice finesse to the design, which is quite different in feel and appearance than satin stitches.
However, the quality and smoothness offered by tatami stitches are the same as offered by satin stitch, and perhaps the best part is that you work at different angles using tatami stitches.
The zigzag stitches may appear quite similar to the satin stitches, given that they also run across the zigzag left to the right path. In fact, the two stitches may appear identical for closely stitched patterns. However, there’s the difference of angle between the two types of stitches.
Satin stitches are used for straight lines, while the zigzag stitches are more adaptable to follow different angles.
At the end of the list, we have the cross-stitch which is another major type of stitch used in digitizing for embroidery services. The stitch may be divided into various categories including half, quarter and full-cross stitches.
Too confused with the type of stitches?
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