The floss I used for this stitch is perle cotton - this is DMC color number 3325.
I am going to draw a straight stitching line to practice the stitch along:
This stitch will be worked from left to right along this line:
The first step is to come up through the fabric at the left end of the stitching line:
Pull the thread all the way through:
Go back into the fabric right alongside but below the stitching line at a slight angle to the line, just a small distance to the right of where the floss first emerged. Bring the tip of the needle back out of the fabric right alongside and above the stitching line:
Pull all the way through:
Repeat for the next stitch - into and out of the fabric:
pulling all the way through:
until you have stitched along the entire line. To end the stitch, I just went back into the fabric:
and secured my floss underneath:
A beautiful and simple stitch:
This is stitch number one on the list of 100 Stitches and is from the Flat Stitches category.
I also wanted to share this beautiful little book that belonged to my great grandmother. It was published in 1936.
I love the embroidered cover on this book.