Outline stitches in Blackwork
|Until recently I used backstitch to outline areas in blackwork. Then I tried out one of Classic Embroidery's designs The Little Owl and to make it reversible I had to use double running stitch.
I think I won't go back to using backstitch as the finished result with double running stitch is finer. See my illustration with the double running stitch above the backstitch.
I work large areas and the first time round is a bit tricky to keep track but then it's much easier to complete with the intermediate running stitches so probably just as quick to stitch.
|by Anne Peden on Fri, 27 May 2016, 10:27|