Help with granitos

Help with granitos

Postby nonie » March 9th, 2017, 10:10 am

I am practicing my smocking and hand embroidery and I would love to make some decent granitos. Any tips?

I also plan on practice of bullion and cast on roses.
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Re: Help with granitos

Postby nonie » March 9th, 2017, 11:02 am

Maybe if I ask some specific questions. What is a good size needle? How many strands of thread? What is the best kind of thread?
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Re: Help with granitos

Postby KathyD » March 9th, 2017, 12:16 pm

I love floche for granitos. Every stitch goes in and out of the same holes, eventually they will fall to the R and the L alternately until you like the finished size and bump. I'm thinking a #7 between needle would work well with the floche or with 2 strands of floss.

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Re: Help with granitos

Postby Karens Krafts » March 9th, 2017, 4:27 pm

I'm going to be waiting for these. Inspire me, PLEASE!
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Re: Help with granitos

Postby Rosieq » March 9th, 2017, 7:28 pm

This is exactly the reason I get not a thing done. Granitos, yes, I know the term...but did a search here on Granito and found interesting info on them. I have been working forever on a pillow that has a flower design...ivory yellow on ivory yellow design, and doing a cluster French knots in the centers but didn't really know how to finish each cluster and move on...now I know. Thank you, Ladies!
Life is a garden, Good friends are the flowers,
And times spent together, Life's happiest hours.....

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Re: Help with granitos

Postby angelalee511 » March 10th, 2017, 4:18 am

No help from me Missy! That is one I haven't mastered. :rotflo:
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Re: Help with granitos

Postby jsm » March 10th, 2017, 8:08 am

Cannot say I ever mastered them, but did find they seemed a tiny bit easier using floche.
Enjoy practicing!

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Re: Help with granitos

Postby gmasuz1215 » March 10th, 2017, 9:03 am

Mary Corbet's Needle and Thread site has video tutorials for a great many embroidery stitches. Maybe that will help.
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Re: Help with granitos

Postby nonie » March 10th, 2017, 12:04 pm

Thank you for the new to me site. I have watched, and read and practiced, they still don't look right. I will keep practicing.
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Re: Help with granitos

Postby jsm » March 10th, 2017, 2:52 pm

They need to be fairly small, in order to look correct, IMO. Make sure the first bite of fabric you take is not too large. They really are just little raised bumps or dots. If your first stitch is too large, they look more like footballs than round dots.

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