Monday, January 12, 2009

Outline Stitch

I think that the very first embroidery stitch that I learned was the Outline Stitch, also known as the Stem Stitch. This is one of the more popular embrodery stitches. In the previous blog the Outline Stitch was just what was needed to embroider the lettering. Two strands of DMC floss and tiny stitches are usually best for a delicate look. The Heirloom Embroidery Book has clear illustrations and directions, along with many embroidery designs for your sewing projects. When I teach the Outline Stitch, I remind students to keep their stitches small and neat, but more importantly, the stitches should be consistent in size. Embroidery is like your handwriting, everyone's is different, and that is what makes your handwork unique!

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