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Back stitch and whipped back-stitch

 

Back stitch and whipped back -stitch

 

1. Make a foundation row of back stitches


 

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2. Wrap each stitch once (or several times) with silk ribbon or thread.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is an example of where I used whipped-backstitch to form

the words: Friends Forever with 2mm silk ribbon


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3. To form larger letters, make two rows of back stitches and

whip both rows at the same time.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Here is an example of where I used a double row of whipped-backstitch to form

the Russian word for LOVE on a handbag 🙂


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a look here for more about making words and sentences in silk ribbon embroidery.

 

Enjoy!

 

Love

 

Di

 

Stitch diagram is © 2011 Metz Press and Di van Niekerk.

 


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