May '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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2 4 P R I N T W E A R M A Y 2 0 1 9 2 4 P R I N T W E A R M A Y 2 0 1 9 EMBROIDERY Erich's Embellishments This standard tatami fill background is bordered and decorated with leaf shapes and lines of dense satin stitching to demonstrate how layering of stitch types can make for interesting contrasts. With one background tan-gold thread, multiple colors and surfaces appear by using a flat fill at an op- posing angle making up the back half of the horse and a curved fill making up the front. Satin stitches are used for the internal and external borders and straight stitch outlining further decorates and defines borders on the various internal elements. Top: Custom motifs like this chain-line stitch can be useful for creating stylistic elements that look handmade or have a surface texture not seen in the usual stitch types. Above: This design was ren- dered in simple straight or running stitches to create fine, even lines. This tiny pixel-art slime shows how much con- trast can be achieved through altering stitch an- gles, even in the same color thread.

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