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Straight stitch with ribbon

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Straight stitches, worked with ribbon in different lengths, are ideal for making stems, blades of grass and thin, pointed leaves.

Best worked with the fabric stretched in a hoop or frame. It is a good idea to work over a spare tapestry needle (or similar object) when you make the stitch. This way, the stitch is slightly raised up off the surface of the design.

Remember to work with a gentle tension so as not to scrunch the ribbon up by pulling it too hard when you take your needle to the back of your work :)

Stitches are made stab-stitch-style: take the needle and thread all the way to the back of your work before coming up to form the next stitch.

Stitch diagram is © Metz Press and Di van Niekerk.


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