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Turkey stitch

  Turkey stitch       Stitch diagrams are © 2012 Metz Press www.metzpress.co.za and Di van Niekerk www.dicraft.co.za     Turkey stitch is a wonderful versatile stitch when you want to add a fluffy texture in your design. A long looped thread is anchored to the fabric with tiny stay stitches. See diagram above.   Make… Continue reading Turkey stitch

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Long and short stitch

  Long and short stitch   This is a good filling stitch. Work with one strand of thread for the best results. When working large areas with two strands, separate the threads before inserting them in the needle. This way, the threads are smooth and untwisted.   Click on the images to enlarge    … Continue reading Long and short stitch

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Single-knotted stitch

  Single-knotted stitch   is a lovely stitch to use when you need a frilly texture - whether it be in the centre of a flower, for a lacy dress or jersey or a little dog. It is also useful for making other furry creatures and teddy bears.   Click on image to enlarge  … Continue reading Single-knotted stitch

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Long and short Buttonhole stitch

Long and short buttonhole stitch   This stitch is ideal for stumpwork leaves and shapes. It forms a smooth, raised edge which allows the shape to be cut out quite safely. Fill in the empty spaces with long and short stitch. ..and here is the same stitch when making a leaf. To download the stitch… Continue reading Long and short Buttonhole stitch