Sunday, January 01, 2006
Easy Tufting stitch
Insert needle from the right side(top) of the fabric,leaving a 3/4 inch tail of yarn.Bring the needle back up at a point very close to the tail of the yarn.
Re-insert the needle a very short distance from the exit pointand pull through to the long side leaving a 1/4 inch loop of yarn on the top.
Continue until stitching line or space is covered with loops;end stitching line with a 1/4 inch tail of yarn on the right side.Insert the tip of scissors into each loop and snip open.Trim tufts evenly.
Do not allow excess yarn to become twisted,knotted or looped as you work these stitches.If your yarn twists let needle dangle from fabric & it will unwind itself.
I tend to use 2 or more threads doubled for this stitch.
And yes I've repaeated myself,just in case you can't read the scanned directions!
I have made Candlewicked cushions that have regularly been machine washed for 2o years and the tufting is still firm!