by basketkase 29 Nov 2018

I stitched this hat this morning and took pics so those of you who are not familiar with knock down stitches can see what I am doing........


by S1erickso 30 Nov 2018

Great demo in pix. I will have to try this. I hate getting wss out when it is a gift I don't want to wash before gifting. Generally I have pulled out what I could and told the recipient what the shinny spot was and that it would wash out. Never a nice discussion.
Thanks for educating us.

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basketkase by basketkase 30 Nov 2018

I know exactly what you mean and I feel the same way...I hate to wet a project if it is going to be a gift and it always stays stiff until the recipient washes it.....I learned this technique right here on Cute website!!

by shirley124 29 Nov 2018

Good pictures. Hugs

by vickiannette 29 Nov 2018

Still something to learn Every Day!! I had not ever heard of this technique. Thank you Vicki.

by sonjapotgieter 29 Nov 2018

Thank you for Great hint!!!Clever idea..Love it

by pennifold 29 Nov 2018

So Vicki, you do those 'knockdown' stitches first on the item to be embroidered and then you do the "ME" (machine embroidery) is that right?
Do you still have to use any form of stabiliser, e.g. WSS prior to doing the ME design? Love Chris

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basketkase by basketkase 29 Nov 2018

No Chris, no topping stabilizer, I used a stabilizer under the hat........And yes, the knock downs stitch first.......

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by blueeyedblonde 29 Nov 2018

Thanks for putting up the pictures! when I saw Carolyn's comment on learning about knockdown stitches I had no idea what she was talking about and just had to find out!! I also checked you tube and there is a lady (forgot her name) who demos how to do it. Very informative.

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basketkase by basketkase 29 Nov 2018

It sure save we all know the WSS is expensive..

by pennyhal2 29 Nov 2018

Just very curious about this techique! If I'm seeing this right, the knock down stitches are an oval and are just under Raw and Steel and part of the middle letters? If one did the knock down stitches in washaway thread, would it affect the embroidery in any way? Great stocking cap and will keep their heads warm!

basketkase by basketkase 29 Nov 2018

Boy, I don't know if wash away thread would work, I don't have any to try…….I have outlined the design as close to the outer edges of the text so that the stitches knock down the whole area......

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 30 Nov 2018

Thanks for the info!

by kustomkuddle 29 Nov 2018

Thank you for the pictures!