USE OUR HANDY GUIDE FOR THE EM­BROI­DERY TECH­NIQUES IN THIS IS­SUE

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SATIN STITCH

When you want to fill an area with a smooth fin­ish, this stitch is the ideal choice. It’s best worked in small ar­eas, be­cause if the stitches are too long, they may snag.

Come up at point 1, then go down at point 2. Come up at point 3, then go down at point 4. Re­peat. Al­ways work the stitches across the area you’re fill­ing, com­ing up on the op­po­site side where your nee­dle went down.

BACK­STITCH

This stitch is ideal for out­lines, and it’s the one you’ll find you use the most.

Come up from the back at point 1, then go down at point 2. Come up at point 3, then go back to point 1 and bring the nee­dle through to the back.

FRENCH KNOT

This is a stitch that ev­ery­one should learn, be­cause it’s so use­ful. The se­cret is to hold the work­ing thread taut while you pull it through.

Come up at point 1, then wrap the thread around the nee­dle twice. Hold­ing the work­ing thread with your non-dominant hand, bring the nee­dle down at point 2 (close to point 1, but not the same hole) and pull slowly un­til the knot is formed.

STRAIGHT STITCH

The sim­plest of stitches, straight stitch can be grouped to­gether or used alone. Come up at point 1, then go down at point 2. Re­peat.

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