In 2017, one of the most popular needlewomen become cross-stitch Monkey - scheme with the symbol of the year in the title role, and now we can find for every taste: fromNew Year theme to tropical motifs. It is believed that if you create such a talisman with your own hands, he will certainly bring good luck. And if in your home there is not yet this magnet for happiness, it's time to take up the thread with a needle and get down to work.
- Materials and tools for the beginner
- Cross Stitch: monkey 2016 - symbol of the year
- What to take the cloth to embroider cross monkey
- Monkey embroidered cross - it's easy
- Cross Stitch: set "monkey "(video)
- scheme embroidery monkey( photo)
Materials and tools for the beginner
on experienced skillful needlework say that they have golden hands. Indeed, it is necessary to have extraordinary skills, so that with the help of a needle and threads you can create real pictures on the fabric. In a complex composition performed by a cross, sometimes you do not immediately recognize the embroidery.
Talented embroiderers can create a drawing without an auxiliary scheme, immediately embodying their intention on the canvas. But beginners in needlework do not need to immediately take on difficult compositions. At first, more pleasure will be delivered by a small napkin, embroidered with a simple pattern.
What does a beginner need to create his first cross-stitch embroidery?
To do this, you need to stock:
- with Pencil;
- With paper.
The embroidery frame is not a must, but it is desirable for a beginner. With its help, embroidery is more comfortable in the hand, the fabric is evenly stretched and less dirty, and the needle is easier to equip.
It may seem that a thimble is an extra attribute for embroidery, because it is performed on a thin fabric, without the use of special force. However, working with a cross, you will have to make hundreds of stitches very close to each other, so some efforts still have to be applied. And the result of this work are chiselled fingers. So do not neglect the thimble. The needle is held with the thumb and forefinger, and the thimble is worn on the middle.
Cross Stitch: monkey 2016 - symbol of the year
Traditionally, there are many schemes for the new year sale already applied to animal tissues, is the mascot on the eastern calendar. In 2016 such a symbol became a monkey.
However, there are many ways to get this scheme completely free:
- You can choose the scheme you like on the network, save it to your computer and, if necessary, even print it on paper.
- If you have found a nice and simple drawing in a magazine or book, it's easy to turn it into a scheme by drawing a grid for embroidery on it.
- When you have a talent and drawing skills, a monkey can sketch yourself on graph paper and colored pencils to color so that the cells remained visible.
For convenience of the cell in the vertical and horizontal lines on such a homemade scheme should be numbered, and on the process of embroidery, mark on the paper, which fragment has already been processed.
When choosing the palette for the scheme, consider that 2016 is the year of the red fiery monkey. Therefore, to decorate a monkey needs an appropriate range of colors - then the year will be exactly for you successful!
If there is no millimeter paper, you can take an ordinary sheet-book in the cage. But since the cross stitch takes up less space than the cell on the sheet, you will have to adapt the resulting pattern before embroidery.
There are two ways for this:
- The first is to make the drawing large, and to sew the stitches on a scale of 2: 1.
- The second - take for the condition that one cell contains four stitches with a cross.
Using a sheet in a cage, it's easy to transfer any picture from the book to the desired scale and convert it into a pattern by which to embroider a pattern. For this, the paper is also numbered along the horizontal and vertical lines along the edge of the sheet. The picture is also placed in vertical and horizontal lines. It remains only to transfer each element of the picture in the desired cell.
How to take a fabric to embroider a monkey with a cross
If desired, you can embroider on any fabric. Still, the beginner should take advantage of the canvas. This basis for embroidery due to a special intertwining of threads forms clearly visible cells on the canvas, at the corners of which holes for piercing the tissue with a needle are clearly visible.
The canvas can have the most diverse composition:
- Cotton with the addition of flax;
- Cotton with the addition of man-made fibers.
The material should be chosen on the basis of what needs to be applied in the future embroidery. If the monkey should decorate a decorative pillow, you can take the wool. When you plan to embroider a napkin or towel, choose flax. Cotton is suitable for creating panels.
The canvas differs not only in composition, but also in the size of the cells. The higher the level of skill, the smaller the fabric structure can be selected. On such canvases the picture gives the impression of an artist's hand not painted, but painted by paints.
It is also important to pay attention to the size of the canvas cells when selecting needles and threads. The smaller the structure of the fabric - the thinner the tool and thread. Typically, for embroidery use a mule in one or two additions. Fine-grained canvas is also used for silk. When the canvas large cells, take a thicker thread: wool or acrylic.
Some fabrics in the production environment are factory-marked with additional markings with vertical and horizontal lines that mark every ten cells. They are designed for convenience of counting according to the embroidery scheme. Do not worry that they will spoil the drawing. From these lines there will be no trace after washing.
Before proceeding to work, you should check whether the threads will be shed during washing. To do this, several colored pieces are tied together and placed in hot water for 15 minutes. If the color has remained unchanged and has not changed from one thread to another - everything is in order, and in the future washing will not ruin your work.
Monkey embroidered with a cross - it's easy
It's easiest for a beginner to embroider his first pattern on an average canvas with a floss floss in two pieces. The optimal length of the thread is about 50 cm. It needs to be pulled out of the bundle and held vertically, so that the spiral unwinds and does not get tangled during operation.
The sequence of actions is as follows:
- Begin to embroider from the center of the picture.
- From the wrong side, fix the thread, and then remove it with a needle on the front side in the lower left corner of the cell.
- On the right side of the needle pierce the upper right corner and again pull the thread to the wrong side.
- Another puncture on the wrong side is done in the lower right corner of the future cross.
- On the front side, repeat the previous maneuver in the mirror image and move on to the next cross.
Thus fill the whole series. It is important that the direction of the upper stitches of crosses is in one direction.
Another way to embroider a cross is to make inclined stitches in the whole row first in one direction, then in the opposite direction. At the same time, if the ends of the threads are neatly hidden, on the reverse side, the pattern will look exactly the same as with the front one.
Cross-stitch: set "Monkey"( video)
Embroidery is a very fascinating process that appeals to both adults and children. Especially when the decorative product is created in order to become a happy talisman for the whole year. This is hard work, but the result is worth it.