Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time for another 100 Stitches post. This beautiful stitch is the Back Stitch.
I love doing this stitch and use it all the time. It is a very nice stitch to use for outlining.
I am using perle cotton floss, this is DMC #4200 Color Variations
I used a ruler and a water soluble marker to draw a straight stitching line to follow:
This stitch is going to be worked from right to left on the stitching line. The first step is to come up through the fabric a little bit in from the right edge of the stitching line:
Then take a small back stitch to the right with the needle going into the fabric at the end of the stitching line:
Pull all the way through to form a stitch:
Now bring the needle up through the fabric a little ways to the left of where the floss first emerged:
Pull all the way through:
Next, go back into the fabric in the same hole from which the floss very first emerged:
Pull all the way through to form the second stitch:
Continue in the same way, coming up through the fabric to the left of the last stitch:
Pulling through and going back into the fabric in the same hole as the previous stitch:
Keep stitching to the end of the stitching line:
When I got to the end of the stitching line, I secured my thread on on the underside of the fabric by running my needle under a few of the stitches.
Here is a look at the underside of this stitching line:
The back stitch is number seven on the list of 100 Stitches and is found in the Flat Stitches category.