Time for another how-to video for hand embroidery! Today’s video is for the raised cup stitch, which is a dimensional embroidery stitch composed of a triangular foundation, upon which two layers of knots are worked. The result is a round cup that stands up off the fabric.
The raised cup stitch can be used in lots of different applications. If you combined it with the woven picot, for example, you could stitch some dimensional daffodils. Another example: you could use the raised cup stitch for a “setting” for a larger bead. It’s a great stitch for adding texture to your embroidery!
In the video, I’m working with a #5 perle cotton and a tapestry needle (#24, I think) on linen. The triangle is rather small (a little less than 1/2″ per side), but you can increase the size of your triangle and make a much larger cup by stitching more than two knots per side of the triangle.
I hope you enjoy the video and find it useful!
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Enjoy the video!