Huck embroidery, which is also known as huck darning, huck weaving or Swedish weaving is on old crafting method that starts with a row of stitches. Huck embroidery came from the name of the cloth that is used to create the weaving. In Huck weaving, the thread will be woven beneath the top threads (floats) of your material. The thread won’t go through the material’s other side. Huck weaving is a mixture of darning, weaving and embroidery and it is used on gift bags, tote bags, pillows, runners, aprons, place mats, tablecloths, blankets, and towels. Huck weaving is a fun and addictive hobby and huck embroideries serve as great gifts. If you desire, you can create your own patterns and products and start a huck embroidery business. Below are steps and guides on how to do huck embroidery.
Weaving patterns. Decide if you want to create original patterns or purchase weaving patterns so you can begin immediately. Buy patterns at craft markets or online. If you’ll buy on the Internet, check on the credentials of the seller so you won’t be deceived. Purchase or borrow weaving or craft books or read weaving and craft websites and learn.
Understand the features of huck embroidery. Swedish weaving has various traditional stitches, which you can easily do with enough practice. Work and complete the pattern in one whole row before you move to the next row. Crafters usually work on patterns that are drawn on grid paper.
Understand common huck embroidery stitch patterns. There are several common stitches that can excite you:
- Straight stitch. You will work over a row of floats.
- Darning stitch. You need to run under specified floats and you mustn’t skip any floats.
- Skip stitch. It runs beneath a float where you need to skip specified number of floats.
- Zigzag straight stitch. The stitch is diagonally carried on your fabric’s front in up or down rows in between floats.
- Loop stitch. You need to work over few rows and you will use those rows to create curves and loops. Variations include stepped loop stitches, closed loop stitches, and open loop stitch.
Find a design motif. Read and collect embroidery designs that you like and have a comparative analysis. If you’re just a beginner, choose a design that really catches your attention so you can have a much fiery passion to gorgeously finish the design. If you don’t have a design book, you can download and print weaving patterns online. Create simple designs first. As soon as you feel comfortable you can start creating complicated motifs.
Basic huck embroidery. Cut a long thread then strand a tapestry needle. Don’t knot the end of the tapestry. Turn your huckaback (huck toweling) on the side, which raises double threads that run up and down. You need to embroider on the other side. Weave your motif. Run the thread beneath pairs of raised (up and down) threads. Remember to not sew on your material. Begin by creating a straight line in your motif. The line must begin from the edge of your fabric up to the other edge. You can fold your fabric in half or sew from its center to left. Turn your fabric upside down. Repeat.
When you’re doing huck embroidery, don’t forget that it’s easiest to
begin from your pattern’s center before working outward. It will help
you to keep the stitches and fabric and you will avoid any puckering
from your fabric.