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This is a handy little stitch with lots of different names. One of the names is Pistil Stitch – and it is perfect for stitching little pistils inside detailed flowers. It’s also good for teeny little flowers and grasses – and also antennae on bugs and aliens. Such a versatile stitch!
Sometimes it’s called an elongated French knot – and that makes sense. If you can make a French knot – you can stitch this French knot with a stem. It’s almost exactly the same thing!
I wish it was called Lollipop Stitch. Wouldn’t that be adorable?
I don’t use pistil stitch very often – but sometimes it’s absolutely perfect. Especially for flowers!
You can see it in some of the flowers in the Bloom embroidery pattern. . .
. . . and also for some of the flowers in this free pattern for an embroidered felt Easter egg.
Pistil stitch – have fun with it!
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