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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Brazilian Embroidery

Types of Hand Embroidery on Needle ‘n Thread

Brazilian Embroidery

Brazilian Embroidery

Brazilian Embroidery is a highly textured, dimensional embroidery that uses a variety of stitches to create floral and floral-related designs.

What really sets Brazilian Embroidery apart from other types of surface embroidery is the use of specific threads. Brazilian Embroidery is always done with rayon embroidery floss, which is a z-twisted floss with a very high sheen.

Stitches commonly used in Brazilian Embroidery include bullion knots, French knots, cast-on stitch, drizzle stitch, and pretty much any stitch that can be used to produce dimensional floral elements. Other stitches like stem stitch, fly stitch and feather stitch are often used for stems and background foliage.

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