How to Do Huck Embroidery

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An old craft, huck embroidery begins with a row of stitches across the material, then works the design upward to repeat a motif. It's popular for hand towels, but can be used on other home accessories, like curtains.

Things You'll Need

  • Embroidery Needles
  • Embroidery Scissors
  • Embroidery Threads
  • Embroidery Yarns
  • Huck Motif
  • Huckaback Toweling
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Embroidery Hoops
  • Fabrics
  • Tapestry Needles
  • Threads
  • Select a motif. Consult an embroidery-design book for choices.

  • Cut a long length of thread.

  • Thread a tapestry needle without knotting the end.

  • Turn huckaback toweling to the wrong side (on which raised double threads run up and down). You'll embroider on the reverse side.

  • Stitch your motif by running thread under the pairs of raised up and down threads. Do not sew through the material.

  • Begin your motif either by making a straight line across the length of fabric from edge to edge, or fold the fabric in half and sew from the center to the left. Then turn the fabric upside down and repeat.

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