Scroll stitch tutorial


Scroll stitch tutorial

This month I suggest taking on some knotted lien stitches. I promise you will fall in love with them!


When we call them knotted line stitches, we don't mean that they incorporate french knots or colonial knots in their structure. But rather, there is an element of needle weaving included, that creates peculiar knots.

Think of the Danish knot, for example. In my mind, this isolated knot stitch is the closest to the new ones from among the ones we've covered on Stitch Floral so far.

So, without further ado, let's dive in!

Scroll stitch tutorial



Scroll stitch tutorial

Come up through the fabric at the starting point of the line. Take a little step to the side down the line. Now grab a bit of fabric in a movement perpendicular to the line that you're following, inserting the needle a bit above the line and coming back up a bit below the line. Notice that the needle is facing downwards.

Scroll stitch tutorial

Now tuck the working end of the thread under the needle's shaft above and below, do it from the right side (or the side that is further away from the starting point).

Scroll stitch tutorial

After you pull the thread through, you will see a neat knot formed at the end of the stitch.

Scroll stitch tutorial

Now you can continue working the line in the same manner.

Scroll stitch tutorial

It's easy, isn't it?

Scroll stitch tutorial

The most important, I think, is to remember the direction of the needle when it grabs a bit of fabric in the perpendicular movement (it goes downwards) and remember how to tuck the working end of the thread correctly: under the needle's shaft in both parts of the needle.

Scroll stitch tutorial

In my opinion, this stitch (and other knotted lines stitches from this month) like a thicker thread. It creates more volume. Although, it will always depend on what kind of effect you're striving for!

You can change the distance between the stitches to bring the knots a bit closer to each other and make the line denser. You can also increase the amount of fabric you grab in the perpendicular dash – it will create a sort of a “leg” with a knot on top. This variation can be used as an edging technique.

Check out the Stitch Library for all other stitches that we've learned on this blog up till now!

And look forward to another stitch lesson, it will be one of my favorites! :)

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