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Embroidery how to: split stitch

Picture of embroidery how to: split stitch
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This is a great raised decorative stitch. The motion is very similar to a backstitch, and it can be used for the same applications!

I use this when I want things to have a little bit of texture. For example: the frosting on a cupcake, tree tops.

For this stitch you'll pull the thread up and make a small stitch. You'll then come back up through the middle of that stitch and take it back down through the fabric a short distance away in the direction you're going in. It's best to keep your stitches pretty short (1/8 of an inch to 1/4 of an inch.) when doing this - otherwise your stitches look messy and they won't conform to curves as much as you'd like.

See the pictures for extra help! :D

For more stitches check here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew./
http://www.instructables.com/id/Embroidery-101/