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Folded straight stitch


Folded Straight stitch


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Folded straight stitch works well with ribbon and is ideal for bent stems or grass.

The ribbon can be twisted as shown, or kept flat.


Insert the needle back where the fold needs to be, and stitch over the ribbon as shown.


This stitch should be made with a gentle tension for a lovely effect.




Every now and then, untwist the ribbon by holding your work upside down to allow the ribbon to unwind before making the next stitch.


If necessary, use a matching thread and tiny stab stitches along the edge of the ribbon to secure the ribbon if the stitch needs adjusting. Do this wherever the stem or the grass needs shaping or when the stitch is too loose on your design.



Stitch diagram is © Metz Press and Di van Niekerk.