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Normally split stitch is an outline stitch, but in this video I show you how to use it as a nice fill stitch.
It’s a great way to fill an area with lovely texture instead of the smooth surface you’d get by using satin stitch.
It’s also a very useful stitch to use as padding below satin stitch, to get a nice raised bed of stitching.
Using split stitch as a fill stitch is easy – there are just a couple of things to keep in mind, and I show them in this video.
Want to practice this new stitch? I used it a lot in this free embroidery pattern.
Are those chickens in the background??! Love it and thanks for your great lessons
It’s my daughter’s flock of chickens. Sometimes the rooster is. . . noisy. . . and the video camera picks him up. 🙂
Do u use embroidery floss and if so, how many strands of floss?
I do. I’ve got a post here about how many strands to use. http://wendigratz.wpengine.com/2012/03/ask-wendi-how-many-strands-of-embroidery-floss.html
Thank you so much for putting these posts on here. I am just beginning to do embroidery and it is so much fun. I love all the colors and how you can paint with thread. And yet – even though I think I “get it” from books, watching you with the very clear instructions and the camera up close as you work is like having a friend in my living room.
Thanks so much! My husband does all the camera work and I think he does a great job of getting in close and really showing what’s going on. 🙂