Monday, May 4, 2009

Back stitch

back stitchBack stitch

Back stitch is one of the straight stitches and is most often used as an “outlining stitch”, although it can also form the basis for other decorative stitches. Just likestem stitch, “outline stitch and “split stitch are a class of embroidery and sewing stitches in which individual stitches are made backward to the general direction of sewing. These stitches form lines and are most often used to outline shapes or to add fine detail to an embroidered picture. It is one of the main stitches used in black work.

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