When I work on an embroidery I typically stay away from stitching the satin stitch. If a pattern calls for a satin stitch, I will just change the stitch and go on my merry way. Now, I think it’s a very lovely stitch, but it requires some concentration and I might just have a few struggles in that area. However, we do have a hand embroidery business and I have a daughter who thinks that the satin stitch is the best stitch ever. So I am trying to come to terms with it and master it once and for all.
Our new embroidery pattern, “Fruit of the Spirit”, will be featuring this stitch in several places, and I will be getting my practice in as I complete the sample. It seems that stitching a single thread of floss along the border and then doing the satin stitch over that helps keep my stitches more uniform.
I think it’s growing on me. I’m actually starting to think of how we can incorporate it into some of our other new designs for Clementine Patterns.
Have you ever done hand embroidery? What type of stitches are your favorite?