Friday, October 12, 2007

Raised Satin Stitch

Embroidery raised satin stitchRaised satin stitch is principally used for blossoms, flowers, leaves, letters, &c.c. After having traced the outlines of the pattern, fill the space left between them with chain stitches in a direction different from that in which the pattern is to be embroidered; begin at the point of the leaf, working from right to left, make short straight stitches, always inserting the needle close above the outline and drawing it out below. The leaves on the flowers, as well as on the branches, must be begun from the point, because they thus acquire a better shape.

If you wish to work a leaf divided in the middle, you must trace the veining before you fill it with chain stitches, then begin at one point of the leaf and work first one half and then the other.

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