Saturday, May 23, 2009

The steps to stitch an Arraiolos rug

Hi to all,

In this post I am starting to give you some information on how to stitch arraiolos rugs. If I can give a title to this first step, it would be:
"Steps/order of stitching a rug"

  1. As cross stitch, the Arraiolos has to be stitched in a certain order so the rows of stitches are shown one stitched from right to left and the next from left to right;
  2. order of stitching:

- first the borders of the border;

- then the borders of all motives

- then filling in the motives

- and lastly the ground of the border and the ground of the centre.

I found this Portuguese blog, which has a very clear flash presentation on the right of the screen. I will make a small film or take photos of me doing the stitches, but that will be step 2...

... meanwhile feel free to ask questions


Unknown said...

Dumb question, but how do you copy a pattern onto a blank canvas for arraiolos?


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