Padded straight stitch
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Padded straight stitch works well with ribbon when you require a puffed-up
stitch for a rose bud or a petal of a flower.
To form the stitch, make a smaller straight stitch first and cover it with a slightly larger straight stitch.
Work over a spare tapestry needle so the stitches are slightly raised off the surface of the design
and use a gentle tension so as not to flatten the stitches.
Here is another example:
If necessary, use a matching thread and tiny stab stitches to shape the stitch along the edge and tips.
Stitch diagram is © Metz Press and Di van Niekerk.