Embroidery Stitch-a-long. Part 6: let’s put some nail polish and learn the Satin Stitch!
How have you been doing with the metallic thread? Did you swear a lot after last week’ s post!?
Today, we are back to the normal cotton embroidery thread as we will take care of the nails and the small rosebuds, all stitched using the Satin Stitch. For this we will use 3 strands of red floss.
A few things to note
The Satin Stitch is the stitch of choice to fill an area, however I would keep it for relatively small areas, 2 cm is really a maximum. I think the nails are the limit, I wouldn't do a SatinStitch on a bigger area as the thread might get loose and not stay in place.
It can be helpful to first outline the shape to cover with a Backstitch or a Split Stitch. This will help you keep a nice, crisp edge.
I like to start my Satin Stiches in the middle of the shape, and to make a few guide lines to keep my stitches as parallel as possible.
Like for the metallic thread, using a laying tool can be great. Head to last week’ s post to know more about it.
So here is how the Satin Stitch goes:
That’ s it for this week, see you soon!
Find all my Embroidery Tote Bag Stitch-a-long posts there: