Cutwork machine embroidery design Cherries

Cutwork machine embroidery design Cherries is a heritage of France and French embroidery. It is executed in technique, which was invented by the great and famous French cardinal Richelieu. It’s amazing, isn`t it? A strict, powerful, inexorable man liked to embroider in his free time.

Technique Richelieu is known throughout the world. It has many names. For example, in the CIS countries it is also called an openwork smoothness. In English-speaking countries, it is designated by the simple word “Cutwork”. There is also a more official, book name “cutwork embroidery”. This lexical using is understandable. After all, the word “cut”, embodies the main feature of this embroidery. Let’s look at Richelieu embroidery technique in more detail.

Cutwork embroidery for centuries is considered the most noble, exquisite and luxurious. After all, the finished product resembles a skillful handmade lace. This is why embroiderers made it available for machine embroidery.

Cutwork machine embroidery design Cherries


Size: 118.9×92.9 mm (4.68×3.66 “), Stitches: 9018
Formats: .dst, .jef, .pec, .vip, .hus, .pes, .sew, .exp, .dat, .vp3, xxx

Ready-made embroidery is no different from the one that is created by the free-running method. Despite its simplicity in performance, it looks simply gorgeous.

Cutwork machine embroidery design Cherries will allow you to become the creator of such incredible beauty. You can travel a couple of centuries ago. Feel yourself a skilled master. So, let’s note the stages of embroidery of this design in the Richelieu technique.

~ Preparation of the material. At this stage, the correct stabilization of the fabric is selected. The necessary needle and thread are also chosen. Remember that the choice of these components depends on the type of fabric. We also strongly recommend that you take the lower thread in the upper tone. So your product will look neater from the wrong side. In addition, if you lose the tension of the lower thread during embroidery, and the strings climb up, they will not be noticeable. Stabilizer should be used water-soluble. So that after embroidery you could easily remove it by dissolving it in water.

~ Stitching of the contour. At this stage, the machine embroiders the contour, indicating the future slots. Then it stops. This is done so that you can make cuts. Approach this action with all the care and stock up with sharp scissors. It is important not to damage the stabilizer. By the way, in the shops for needlework, you can buy special scissors for Richelieu.

~ Completion of embroidery. At the last stage the machine finishes embroidering the design.

~ Removal of the stabilizer. Gently soak the product in warm water. Wait until it completely dissolves.

As you can see, it is not so difficult to embroider Cutwork machine embroidery design Cherries, as it seems at first glance. If you decide to embroider this pattern on fabrics from a cotton base, do not forget to wash it. Otherwise, after the first washing, the fabric will shrink together with the embroidery. This will cause the product to be damaged.

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Author: Ludmila Konovalova

My name is Lyudmila Konovalova, and I lead Royal Present Embroidery. Embroidery for me is more than a profession; it is a legacy of my Ukrainian and Bulgarian heritage, where every woman in my family was a virtuoso in cross-stitch and smooth stitching. This art, passed down through generations, is part of my soul and a symbol of national pride.

Date: 18.12.2016