In this video tutorial, I demonstrate how to embroider the Brick stitch.
A brick stitch is a variation of a backstitch for filling. You can use it to fill spaces in your hand embroidery design.
The method of embroidering a brick stitch is simple. First, embroider the first line of an area you want to fill with a brick stitch, with a backstitch. Then, embroider the second row of backstitch close to the first one, but make the stitches offset from the first line. Adding rows of backstitches, one above the other, will create the visual effect of a brick wall.
The brick stitch will work best on regular square shapes or in straight lines. If you want to use it for round or oval shapes, you will need to adjust the length of the backstitches to maintain the brick pattern all over the form you are filling.
In this video tutorial, I used a double pearl cotton thread for embroidery. You can choose the thread that will match your pattern and design best. Keep in mind that you will need to embroider more rows of the backstitch to fill the area if you use a thin thread. Read the article “All you need to know about hand embroidery threads and floss” on this blog and learn more about the threads for embroidery.
Watch this video tutorial and learn how to embroider a brick stitch.
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