Utilitarian Stitches

The stitches in this chapter remind us that working with thread and needle is not all fun and games. These basic stitches are the workhorses of the embroidery world. At the same time, they serve as the jumping-off point for many of the other stitches in the following chapters.

Don’t dismiss them as boring, though. With a little extra effort, we can give them a twist that allows them to sparkle while they work.

All of the stitch instructions were done in size 5 perle cotton and size 3 embroidery thread.



As far as utilitarian stitches go, this is one of the most widely used—and not only on its own but also ...

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