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The split stitch is a lovely outline stitch. It’s raised a bit from the surface of the fabric, and it has a lovely, almost-braided look to it. It also forms a more continuous line – unlike the backstitch where you can see the individual stitches.
Here’s how to split stitch.
See how easy it is?
Split stitch is great for outlines where I want a little texture – but it has other uses too. I almost always use it to outline the edge of a space I plan to cover with satin stitch. It helps to give your satin stitching a sharp, raised edge.
You can see split stitch used as a fill stitch in the sun and the clouds, and regular split stitch used for the lettering.
Have fun with it!
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