Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tips & Tricks: Sewer or Stabber?
We were recently asked an interesting question about whether more embroiderers are stitchers who sew or stitchers who stab? As my little running stitch example above illustrates, most embroidery stitches can be made by either: sewing across the fabric (as seen on the left above), or stabbing your needle down into the fabric and then back up through it again (on the right).
So we're curious: are you a sewer or a stabber? We've polled the &Stitches team and we are mostly stabbers, though different stitches do sometimes dictate the style. Share your preference in the comments and tell us why your method works best!