Monday, June 30, 2014

tutorial - embrodered rings , part 4

welcome back. This is the last part of making the first ring ( part 5 of the tutorial will deal with some simple design elements). I hope your base is ready and 8 segments are marked around it.
             part 1 - materials
part 2 - making the base 
part 3 - marking    
Place your needle around the middle of the ring, just under one marker point . Pass the needle (and thread) under the layer of yarn, coming out at the end of the yarn, between the yarn and the fabric.
  Pull on the thread, leaving a short tail sticking out of the yarn.  Leave the tail there and don’t snip it off yet (the tail is useful for A. pulling the first stitch into place, and    B. letting you know where the stitching round began). 
Now, stick your needle into the fabric edge, coming on the other side. Don’t nick the paper layer underneath. Pass the thread around the needle and pull the stitch.  Pull on the thread and the end tail to place the stitch nice and tight.
Find the next marker point to the right. Stick the needle into place; pass the thread around the needle and pull.  Tighten the stitch into place by pulling the thread a few times in different directions and move on to the next stitch (be careful not to deform the ring by pulling too tight).
Coming around a full circle and back to the first stitch you made, place the next stitch just to the right of the first stitch, touching them close together, but not one on top of the other. 

If you’re using a multicolor thread, like me, just continue stitching around, adoring yourself until you run out of thread, then start again.  If you’re using different color – start thinking about when to change them.   Pay attention to the way the threads are laying one along the other.
Finishing off a thread:
Finishing up a round, lay the tread along the previous ones, as if making the next stitch, but instead of sticking into the fabric, stich your needle into the yarn.  Make a few simple stitches into the yarn securing the end in place and cut off.
Almost finished:
When you get to the stage when you have only a few millimeters of stitches to fill, start paying attention to the inconsistencies in the remaining spaces. Some gaps will be bigger, while others will require fewer stitches to fill. 
As you can see, the gap at the top is a little smaller the the other.  Catching those differences early, you can repair them by placing your stitches a bit farther apart or a bit closer together.
 congratulation! your first ring is ready!  it's time to think about all the outfits in your closet... all those beautiful colored clothes... they all need a ring to complemet them . what are you waiting for? make another!

Thank you for joining me and don't forget to show off your amazing new rings !
any questions ? anything not clear? i would love to hear from you !


  1. These are so neat!! I can't wait to see more and try some of my own!!

  2. Thank you!!! My question is: the thread goes each time to the right coming to the previous stitch to the right... Both at top and bottom? Or at the bottom to the left pf the one befor?