If you want to have exquisite embroidery on any type of fabric, you need to learn how to do hand embroidery. Net fabric is lightweight and easy to tear. To embroider perfectly on net fabric, hand embroidery is the method to use.
How Do You Do Hand Embroidery On Net Fabric?
To perfectly complete embroidery on net fabric by hand, you need to first hoop your net fabric. Then, draw the design of the embroidery design that you want to appear on net fabric.
Thread your embroidery needle and start stitching according to the design on the fabric. You can use different thread colors and strands on different sections of the embroidery design to give it texture and appeal.
Step-by-step Guide To Do Hand Embroidery On Net Fabric
Method 1. By Drawing Your Embroidery Design On The Net Fabric
Step 1. Prepare your net fabric for embroidery. Make sure that it is clean and dry. This makes it stiff and easier to work with while embroidering. A clean fabric is also more pleasant to work with than a dirty fabric.
Step 2. Hoop the part of your net fabric that you want to embroider. This ensures that it remains stiff and taut. Stretching it out enables you to see all the holes in the area that you would want to stitch your embroidery on. The hoop also ensures that your fabric is firmly held. Giving you proper control as you embroider on it.
Step 3. Transfer the embroidery design you want onto the net. You can transfer it from a tracing paper that you will fix on the net fabric with pins. Or, you can place the net fabric on an image you desire and trace it directly from the source of the image.
Step 4. Once you have the complete image that you want on your net fabric, thread your needle. Decide on the colors of thread that you need to make your embroidery successful. Thread your needle and start stitching on your desired design.
When you use different color threads to make your embroidery design, you can also use different strands of embroidery thread. This provides a texture to your embroidery and also helps to make your embroidery stand out.
At this stage also make sure that you use the right needle for your net fabric. Use a sharp embroidery needle that will go through the holes on your net fabric easily.
Step 5. When you make the first stitch on your net fabric, make sure to make a French knot. It firmly holds your stitch in place while also taking care that the net fabric doesn’t break or tear.
Make the knot on the top side of the fabric making it part of the embroidery rather than leaving it on the backside of the net fabric.
Step 6. When you make the final stitch, also make a French knot to complete the embroidery stitching. This makes your embroidery neat and firmly held on your net fabric. Cut the last of your thread as close as possible to the net fabric when you are through stitching your embroidery design onto the fabric.
Method 2. Using Tracing Paper
Step 1. Prepare your net fabric for embroidery. Wash it and air dry it. Washing the net fabric makes it firm.
Step 2. Seek for the embroidery design that you want to embroider on the fabric. You may download it from an embroidery design website, trace it from a magazine or make an original design to embroider on your fabric.
Step 3. Transfer the embroidery design onto tracing paper. You can print it, trace it onto the tracing or use any other method to transfer the embroidery design to a tracing paper.
Step 4. Stick the tracing paper onto the net fabric. There are many methods you can use to stick the tracing paper onto the fabric. You can use temporary adhesive, or use pins to fix the tracing paper onto the net fabric.
Step 5. Now, you are ready to transfer the embroidery from the tracing paper to the net fabric. But, before that, you will need to hoop the part of your fabric that you need to embroider. Hoop it together with the tracing paper. Make sure the hoop holds the fabric as tightly as possible to make sure it is easy to embroider on it neatly.
Step 6. Assemble your embroidery threads and needles. Make sure to use the sharpest of all the embroidery needles that you have at your disposal. This makes it possible for your needle to get through the net fabric as easily as possible without breaking it.
When it comes to embroidery thread, when embroidering on the net fabric you can use the whole six-strand thread or use fewer strands of the thread. You can also use different color threads for a single embroidery design as long as it fits in with your design.
Step 7. Thread your needle and start making your embroidery stitches on the net fabric. Make your first stitch from the top of the net fabric through the tracing paper. Make a French knot on the first stitch to also make it part of the embroidery stitches, rather than an embroidery starting point.
Every time that you decide to change the colors of your thread as you make your embroidery, make a knot and cut the current thread as close as possible to the fabric to hide the thread.
Step 8. When you make your final stitch on the embroidery design, make your final French knot on the fabric. Remove the pins that held your tracing paper onto the net fabric and remove the tracing paper from your fabric. Also, release the fabric from the hoop and enjoy your embroidery design.
Make any rectifications where they are required on the embroidery and if you don’t need any you have finished embroidering on net fabric by hand.
What Is The Best Fabric For Hand Embroidery
If you are going to choose hand embroidery as your preferred method of embroidery, you need to know the best fabrics for this method of embroidery. You can embroider on any fabric as long as you have a good technique. As we have just seen with hand embroidery on net fabric.
When you want the best result and process for hand embroidery, the best fabric to choose is a woven fabric. This kind of fabric includes cotton fabrics, silk, wool, and linen. If you have the right threads and your fabric has the right thread count, you will have an easy time with your hand embroidery.
Even with the best hand embroidery fabrics, you should remember to use the right embroidery needles. A sharp needle will always be better than a blunt one. Embroidery needles are available in different sizes and sharpness. Always use the sharpest needles for the best results in your hand embroidery.
How To Embroider On Translucent Fabric
The translucent fabric includes fabrics such as chiffon, tulle, organza, and other sheer fabrics. Fabrics that you can easily see-through. These fabrics are light and embroidering on them needs lots of care and skill.
To embroider on translucent fabric, you need a tapestry needle. You don’t need a sharp needle that is likely to tear your fabric. You can use any embroidery threads that you prefer for embroidery.
Draw your embroidery design on the fabric using a blunt pencil. Thread your needle and start working on your embroidery. Remember that your fabric is light. Thus you need to be gentle as you make stitches both on the surface and the back of your fabric.
French knots and satin stitches are some of the best stitches for embroidering on these fabrics. Other stitches such as the backstitch are difficult to use as they will be visible on the back of the fabric.