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Long and short stitch

Long and short stitch is a way of filling patterns, especially when the pattern is too big to be embroidered with satin stitch. It can be worked in a single color or subtle shading can be achieved using multiple shades of single color. To work long and short stitch,...

Satin stitch

Satin stitch  is a series of straight stitches that are used to completely cover a section of a design. In order to maintain a smooth edge, shapes can be outlined with split back stitch before the entire shape including the outline is covered with satin stitch....

Detached buttonhole stitch

The detached buttonhole stitch is formed in the same way as the buttonhole stitch but it is worked into itself rather than into the foundation fabric. To start, outline the surface to embroider with back stitches to attach your rows of buttonhole stitch. Working from...

Encroaching fly stitch

Generally the encroaching fly stitch is worked circularly and allows to obtain plain round surfaces with a sort of thicker outer ring. We use it here to embroider Agapanthus. You have to work the stitch in the same way you would do for the common fly stitch but...

Filling stitches

Filling stitches Here are some examples of filling stitches used for large areas by bringing structure to the work. In the pictures below, you will find the procedure to complete each pattern. However, from there, the choice of threads, their thickness and the...