Satin stitch is your go to filler stitch. Often used for flowers or bold lettering. Take your time with this stitch for a smooth finish.
The less number of threads you use will give a smoother finish but takes longer, but isn't that why we embroider to enjoy the process. I tend to use 2 strands of thread for most of my satin stitch.
Step 1: Bring the needle up at A and then take the needle down at B. Pull the thread all the way through to complete the first stitch. Bring the needle up at C and down at D. Do the same for E and F. Complete the remainder of the square.
This shows the completed satin stitch.
Stitching leaves: This shows an example for stitching a leaf. I start by adding a stitch in the centre of the leaf.
Then I split the leaf into smaller sections and stitch each section. I have found this creates a smoother finish and stops the stitching becoming lop sided.
If you have questions about satin stitch please don't hesitate to email me info[at!]nogpepperme.com
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