Saturday, April 13, 2019

Swedish Split Stitch

Time for another 100 Stitches Plus post.  This time, I am learning the Swedish Split Stitch.  I found the instructions for this stitch in Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.  

This stitch uses two different colored threads - threaded into the needle together! 

 The Swedish Split Stitch starts out exactly like a regular Split Stitch.  First come up through the fabric:

 Pull the floss all the way through and then go back through the fabric

and pull all the way through forming a long Straight Stitch.

Now bring the needle back up between the two colored threads:

Pull all the way through and take a small diagonal Straight Stitch back into the fabric:

Repeat these steps to make a row!

 Here is a look at the underside of the stitch:

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