Well, I’ve teamed up with Commonthread again to present a new tutorial for you. This particular tutorial is the reason I stitched up this shisha embroidery piece with beads, to use as a sample:
You’ll find my most recent tutorial for shisha embroidery here, on Commonthread.
The tutorial covers the basic shisha stitch, which I wrote about a while ago in the Stitch Fun! series, but this new tutorial on Commonthread uses a different series of foundation stitches for the technique.
Three reasons I really like this approach to the foundation stitches:
1. You can choose between a single and a double layer of foundation stitches – for larger shisha, a double layer works great and for smaller, a single layer.
2. This type of foundation works really well over slightly domed shapes with flat backs, which opens up lots of possibilities for attached objects.
3. It’s quick to work and super secure. You could, in fact, just use the foundation stitches and skip the rest, and your mirror or other object will still be securely attached to the fabric.
I hope you enjoy my new shisha tutorial over on Commonthread! If you get a chance to play with some stitches this weekend, try it out and let me know what you think!