Chain stitch and whipped chain-stitch
1. Make a foundation row of chain stitches
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2. Wrap each stitch once (or several times) with silk ribbon or thread.
Here is an example of the word Love where I used whipped chain-stitch
and 4mm silk ribbon to form the letters OVE on the lid of a round trinket box
which is shown in my Embroidered Alphabets and Monograms and Words book…
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The round trinket or memory box.