this is the outline stitches in hand
embroidery it can be used to make lines or filling So I’m working from left to right and the working thread will always be above the line go forward a stitch length and then retun about halfway down the line pull through with the thread above the
needle and then go forward a stitch length again come back to the end of the previous stitch with the thread above the needle again and pull through.
You can also sew the stitch by scooping up a little bit of the fabric and pulling through you just always want to keep that working thread above the line or above the needle when you’re working from left to right.
You’ve probably noticed by now if you’re familiar with the stem stitch the two stitches are pretty much the
same. The only difference is the location of the thread in relation to the needle. Of course, there’s also a difference in the way the stitches look The outline stitch is a little more twisted and the individual stitches are not very
recognizable in the stem stitch you get a much more “ropey” effect and you can see the individual
stitches You can check Needle ‘n Thread for more information on the difference between the two
stitches And as we come to the end of the line here you want to take your last stitch down close to the end of your previous stitch to complete the line. and that is the outline stitch for more tips and techniques in hand
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