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Round eyelet (pulled thread)

This is a pulled thread stitch, where multiple stitches radiate out from a central hole to form a circle and are pulled tight to create a central opening. Each stitch is brought up in a different hole in the fabric and goes down into the central hole of the eyelet.

They can be worked individually or combined with other pulled work stitches to form a filling pattern.

Round eyelet (pulled thread) is generously sponsored by Galina Krasskova

Method

Pull the thread tight with each stitch in order to keep a neat hole in the centre.

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Round eyelet (pulled thread) method stage 1 photograph
1

Bring the needle up and make a horizontal stitch four threads to the left (this is the position of the centre hole).

Round eyelet (pulled thread) method stage 2 photograph
2

Bring the needle up one thread below the starting point and pull.

Round eyelet (pulled thread) method stage 3 photograph
3

Take the needle down in the centre hole (four threads left and one up).

Round eyelet (pulled thread) method stage 4 photograph
4

Follow the diagram for the placement of the stitches, and continue round the eyelet.

Round eyelet (pulled thread) method stage 5 photograph
5

Pull the thread each time you bring the needle up through the fabric, to maintain a neat hole.

Round eyelet (pulled thread) method stage 6 photograph
6

Pull the final stitch.

Round eyelet (pulled thread) method stage 7 photograph
7

The finished eyelet.

Round eyelet (pulled thread)

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques

Related Stitches

References

  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.328