Learn Huck Embroidery on Monk's Cloth

Learn Huck Embroidery on Monk's Cloth

by Trice Boerens

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Learn Huck Embroidery on Monk's Cloth by Trice Boerens

Soft and knobby Monk’s cloth provides the perfect backdrop for these charming patterns painted with yarn. This form of weaving is done on a large scale and is easy to learn and quick to complete. Trice Boerens, an expert in huck embroidery, teaches you the easy steps needed to create these lovely patterns. Pick a pattern, then stitch it on a small project like a hot pad, or a larger project such as a runner or throw. The patterns take shape quickly using step-by-step color charts, and in no time, you'll have a wonderful completed project to keep for yourself or to give as a gift that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573673648
Publisher: Annie's Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 348,162
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Trice Boerens is a photo stylist, an art director, and a project designer. She is the author of 101 Tea Towels and Monk's Cloth Afghans for Christmas, and Monk's Cloth for Today. She lives in Ogden, Utah.

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Learn Huck Embroidery on Monk's Cloth

9 Easy-to-Learn Designs


By Trice Boerens

Annie's

Copyright © 2014 Annie's
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-57367-742-4



CHAPTER 1

Citrusy Chevrons Hot Pad


Skill Level

Easy


Finished Size

10 x 10 inches


Materials

• 1 (15-inch) square, natural, preshrunk monk's cloth

• Worsted weight acrylic yarn:

#254 pumpkin

#324 bright yellow

#505 Aruba sea

#624 tea leaf

• Tapestry needle

• 1 fat quarter turquoise print cotton fabric

• 2 (10½-inch) squares cotton batting

• 1 (10½-inch) square needle-punched insulated batting

• 1 package ½-inch plum single-fold bias tape

• All-purpose thread

• Embellishments (optional)

• Basic sewing supplies and equipment


Pattern Notes

Begin stitching at the red arrow on the design chart as instructed.

All stitching is done right to left from the marked starting point. If left- handed, stitch from left to right from the marked starting point.

Refer to General Instructions and Huck Embroidery/Swedish Weaving Stitch Guide for fabric preparation, weaving techniques and individual stitch diagrams.


Thread Lengths

Cut two 48-inch lengths of each yarn color.


Stitches

This design uses the diagonal straight stitch and slant stitch (up two). Refer to the Huck Embroidery/Swedish Weaving Stitch Guide on page 6 for individual stitch diagrams.


Weaving the Design

1. Mark the horizontal and vertical center of the monk's cloth 15-inch square with a safety pin.

2. Referring to Citrusy Chevrons design chart on page 11, weave the tea leaf green yarn from the red arrow, marked one float up from the center, to the side edge.

3. Turn fabric and chart upside down and weave remaining yarn from red arrow to opposite edge to complete row 1 of design.

4. Refer to design chart for spacing and row color. Begin each row at blue arrow on chart to complete one design band of four rows.

5. Space design bands six floats apart. Stitch enough repeats to fill monk's cloth square.


Finishing the Hot Pad

Cutting

From turquoise print:

• Cut 4 (1½ x 13-inch) border strips.

• Cut 1 (11-inch) square for backing.


Stitch right sides together using a ¼-inch seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.

1. On wrong side of woven monk's cloth square, mark a 9½-inch square centered on design (Figure 1). Machine zigzag-stitch along marked line to stabilize fabric.

2. Trim 15-inch square to a 9½-inch square along stitching line, referring to Figure 1. Pin to mark center of each side.

3. Fold turquoise print border strips in half lengthwise and finger-press to mark center.

4. Position and pin border strips to monk's cloth square, right sides together, matching center marks.

5. Stitch borders to square, beginning and ending ¼ inch from all four square edges (Figure 2).

6. Fold and pin hot pad right sides together at a 45-degree angle on one corner (Figure 3). Place a straightedge along the fold and lightly mark a line across the border ends.

7. Stitch along the marked line, backstitching to secure. Trim seam to ¼ inch and press open (Figure 4). Press borders away from hot pad woven center creating a mitered border.

8. Layer turquoise print square, wrong side up; cotton batting; needle-punched insulated batting, shiny side down; a second cotton batting square and hot pad woven top, right side up. Pin in place.

9. Stitch in the ditch along border seams to hold layers together. Trim all edges even with hot pad top if necessary.

10. Stitch bias tape to top side of hot pad mitering corners. Turn bias tape to wrong side, pulling over the seam, and hand-stitch in place on hot pad back.

11. From remaining bias tape, cut one 6-inch strip. Fold in half lengthwise and stitch on both long edges. Fold strip in half to make a loop. Stitch loop to one corner on back.

12. Stitch embellishments to a corner as desired.

CHAPTER 2

Fall Garden Hot Pad


Skill Level

Easy


Finished Size

9 x 9 inches


Materials

• 1 (12-inch) square, natural, preshrunk monk's cloth

• Worsted weight acrylic yarn:

#254 pumpkin

#336 warm brown

• Tapestry needle

• 1 fat quarter orange solid cotton fabric

• 2 (9½-inch) squares cotton batting

• 1 (9½-inch) square needle-punched insulated batting

• 1 package ½-inch melon single-fold bias tape

• All-purpose thread

• Basic sewing supplies and equipment


Pattern Notes

Begin stitching at the red or blue arrows on the design chart as instructed.

All stitching is done right to left from the marked starting point. If left- handed, stitch from left to right from the marked starting point.

Refer to General Instructions and Huck Embroidery/Swedish Weaving Stitch Guide for fabric preparation, weaving techniques and individual stitch diagrams.


Thread Lengths

Cut eight 42-inch lengths of each yarn color.


Stitches

This design uses the straight stitch, diagonal running stitch, twisted loop, and "T" stitch. Refer to the Huck Embroidery/Swedish Weaving Stitch Guide on page 6 for individual stitch diagrams. Note: Some floats will have two strands of yarn woven through them as shown on the chart.


Weaving the Design

1. Find the horizontal and vertical centers of the monk's cloth 12-inch square and mark the square center with a safety pin.

2. Referring to Fall Garden design chart on page 14, begin weaving warm brown yarn through center float, marked with a red arrow, to the side edge.

3. Turn fabric and chart upside down and weave remaining yarn from center to opposite edge to complete row 1.

4. Begin row 2 at red arrow, referring to chart, weave a mirror image of row 1 using warm brown yarn to the side edge.

5. Turn fabric and chart upside down and weave remaining yarn from center to opposite edge mirroring row 1 to complete row 2.

6. Begin stitching row 3 at the blue arrow, spaced three floats above and one float to the left from the center float, in warm brown yarn. Repeat to weave row 4, referring to chart and completing one design band.

7. Begin stitching another design band in pumpkin yarn, spaced nine floats above the fabric center referring to steps 2–6.

8. Continue weaving design bands in alternating colors to fill the monk's cloth square.


Finishing the Hot Pad

Cutting

From orange solid:

• Cut 4 (1½ x 12½-inch) border strips.

• Cut 1 (10-inch) square for backing.


Assemble Hot Pad

Stitch right sides together using a ¼-inch seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.

1. On wrong side of woven monk's cloth square, mark an 8½-inch square centered on design (Figure 1). Machine zigzag-stitch along marked line to stabilize fabric.

2. Trim 12-inch square to an 8½-inch square along stitching line, referring to Figure 1. Pin mark center of each side.

3. Fold melon print border strips in half lengthwise and finger-press to mark center.

4. Position and pin border strips to monk's cloth square, right sides together, matching center marks.

5. Stitch borders to square, beginning and ending ¼ inch from all four square edges (Figure 2).

6. Fold and pin hot pad right sides together at a 45-degree angle on one corner (Figure 3). Place a straightedge along the fold and lightly mark a line across the border ends.

7. Stitch along the marked line, backstitching to secure. Trim seam to ¼ inch and press open (Figure 4). Press borders away from hot pad woven center.

8. Layer orange solid square, wrong side up; cotton batting; needle-punched insulated batting, shiny side down; a second cotton batting square and hot pad woven top, right side up. Pin in place.

9. Stitch in the ditch along border seams to hold layers together. Trim all edges even with hot pad top if necessary.

10. Stitch bias tape to top side of hot pad mitering corners. Turn bias tape to wrong side, pulling over the seam, and hand-stitch in place on hot pad back.

11. From remaining bias tape, cut one 6-inch strip. Fold in half lengthwise and stitch on both long edges. Fold strip in half to make a loop. Stitch loop to one corner on back.

CHAPTER 3

Bow Tie Pillow


Skill Level

Intermediate


Finished Size

12 x 16 inches


Materials

• 1 (18 x 22-inch) rectangle preshrunk white monk's cloth

• Worsted weight acrylic yarn:

#254 pumpkin

#324 bright yellow

#624 tea leaf

• Tapestry needle

• 1 fat quarter coordinating cotton print or solid

• 1 (12 x 16-inch) pillow form

• All-purpose thread

• Basic sewing supplies and equipment


Pattern Notes

Begin stitching at the red or blue arrows on the design chart as instructed.

All stitching is done right to left from the marked starting point. If left-handed, stitch from left to right from the marked starting point.

Refer to General Instructions and Huck Embroidery/Swedish Weaving Stitch Guide for fabric preparation, weaving techniques and individual stitch diagrams.


Thread Lengths

Cut the following yarn lengths for color indicated:

tea leaf 9 (4 length) pieces
bright 10 pieces (varying lengths; longest at 4 lengths)
yellow
pumpkin 10 pieces (varying lengths; longest at 2 lengths)


Stitches

This design uses the straight stitch, diagonal running stitch, diagonal wrapping stitch, slant stitch and slant stitch (up two). Refer to the Huck Embroidery/Swedish Weaving Stitch Guide on page 6 for individual stitch diagrams. Note: Some floats will have two strands of yarn woven through them as shown on the chart.


Weaving the Design

1. Find the horizontal and vertical centers of the monk's cloth 18 x 22-inch rectangle and mark the rectangle center with a safety pin.

2. Referring to Bow Tie design chart on page 17, weave tea leaf yarn through center float, marked with a red arrow, to the side edge.

3. Turn fabric and chart upside down and weave remaining yarn from center to opposite edge to complete row 1.

4. Referring to chart on page 17, count six floats up and six floats to the right of the center float and weave a second tea leaf bow tie row. Repeat, staggering tea leaf bow tie rows to cover the monk's cloth rectangle.

5. Weave bright yellow rows diagonally across the rectangle. Begin weaving at the blue arrow on the chart, seven floats up and one to the right of the center float.

6. Turn fabric upside down and weave remaining yarn from center to opposite edge to complete row 2. Refer to chart and weave remaining rows.

7. Weave row 3 diagonally across the rectangle. Begin weaving at the blue arrow. Weave to the side, turn fabric and chart upside down and weave to the opposite side to complete the row. Refer to the chart for spacing and weave remaining rows to cover the rectangle.


Finishing the Pillow

Cutting

From fat quarter:

• Cut 1 (13 x 17-inch) rectangle for pillow back.


Assemble Pillow

Stitch right sides together using a ¼-inch seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.

1. On wrong side of woven monk's cloth rectangle, center and mark a 12 x 16-inch rectangle. Machine-zigzag along marked line to stabilize fabric.

2. Trim monk's cloth rectangle to 13 x 17 inches.

3. Pin and stitch backing to monk's cloth rectangle and stitch along 12 x 16-inch marked lines, leaving a 6-inch opening on one long side for turning.

4. Trim seam allowances to ½ inch and finish with a zigzag stitch, overedge stitch or serger. Trim corners at an angle.

5. Turn right-side out, gently pushing corners out. Insert pillow form.

6. Turn opening seam allowances to inside and hand-stitch together using a slipstitch or ladder stitch to complete the pillow.

CHAPTER 4

Sea Glass Throw


Skill Level

Easy


Finished Size

48 x 76 inches


Materials

• 2½ yards preshrunk white monk's cloth

• Worsted weight acrylic yarn:

#505 Aruba sea

#668 honeydew

#336 warm brown

• Tapestry needle

• Coordinating double- or French-fold binding (purchased or self-made)

• All-purpose thread

• Basic sewing supplies and equipment


Pattern Notes

Begin stitching at the red or blue arrows on the design chart as instructed.

All stitching is done right to left from the marked starting point. If left- handed, stitch from left to right from the marked starting point.

Refer to General Instructions and Huck Embroidery/Swedish Weaving Stitch Guide for fabric preparation, weaving techniques and individual stitch diagrams.


Thread Lengths

Cut the following yarn lengths for color indicated for each design band. You will weave 11 design bands for a 48 x 76-inch throw:

Aruba sea 4 (2½ length) pieces
honeydew 4 (2½ length) pieces
warm brown 4 (2½ length) pieces


Stitches

This design uses the diagonal running stitch, slant stitch (up two), and twisted loop (up two) stitch. Refer to the Huck Embroidery/Swedish Weaving Stitch Guide on page 6 for individual stitch diagrams. Note: Some floats will have two strands of yarn woven through them as shown on the chart.


Weaving & Finishing the Throw

1. Find the horizontal and vertical centers of the monk's cloth yardage and mark the center with a safety pin.

2. Referring to Sea Glass Chart A on page 22, begin weaving honeydew yarn at red arrow to the side edge.

3. Turn fabric and chart upside down and weave remaining yarn from center to opposite edge to complete row 1.

4. Turn fabric and chart right-side up and count one float up from center. Begin weaving row 2 with warm brown yarn, repeating row 1. Refer to Figure 1 to weave the needle under each slant stitch (up two) combining the rows to create a twisted appearance.

5. Turn fabric and chart upside down and weave to opposite side completing row 2. Continue weaving rows 3–5 in the same manner.

6. Turn fabric and chart right-side up. Count down one float from red arrow and weave row 6 referring to chart to complete design band.

7. Turn Chart A upside down. Count up one float from center. Begin weaving row 1 using honeydew yarn at red arrow, referring to steps 2 and 3, to complete row 1. Weave rows 2–5, referring to steps 4 and 5, to create overlapping rows with first design band as shown in Figure 2 on page 20.

8. Referring to Sea Glass Chart B on page 23, count down seven floats from row 6 twisted loop and begin weaving row 6 from blue arrow on chart to opposite edge using warm brown yarn.

9. Turn fabric and chart upside down and weave remaining yarn from blue arrow to opposite edge.

10. Weave remaining 11 rows to complete a second design band referring to steps 2–6.

11. Repeat steps 2–9 to complete 11 design bands.

12. Finish throw edges as desired, referring to Finishing Table Runners, Throws & Afghans on page 5 in the General Instructions to complete the throw.

CHAPTER 5

Flame Stitch Runner


Skill Level

Easy


Finished Size

22 x 78 inches, excluding fringe


Materials

• 2 3/8 yards 44/45-inch-wide unbleached, preshrunk muslin

• 2½ yards preshrunk natural monk's cloth

• Worsted weight acrylic yarn:

#668 honeydew

#528 medium purple

#579 pale plum

#254 pumpkin

• Tapestry needle

• Coordinating double- or French-fold binding, purchased or self-made (optional)

• All-purpose thread

• Basic sewing supplies and equipment


Pattern Notes

Begin stitching at the red or blue arrows on the design chart as instructed.


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Table of Contents

Contents

Citrusy Chevrons Hot Pad,
Fall Garden Hot Pad,
Bow Tie Pillow,
Sea Glass Throw,
Flame Stitch Runner,
Cowgirl Throw,
Sunny-Side–Up Runner,
Dresden Plates Baby Afghan,
Rose Trellis Afghan,
General Instructions,
Huck Embroidery/Swedish Weaving Stitch Guide,

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