Split stitch

The stitch is used mostly for outlining but also in close succession can be used to do fillings. 
Alternate Name: Kensington Outline
split stitch, sticthes,


Instructions:
1. Start your thread on the left end of the design line.
2. Following the line pass the needle through the fabric from front to back making a small stitch. The length of the stitch depends on the design. For smoother, curved lines opt for smaller stitches. 
3. Bring the needle up though the center of the stitch, you've just made, splitting the thread. 
embroidery stitches, instructions, split stitch

4. Come down again following the line and passing the needle through the fabric from front to back. The length of this second stitch should be identical to the one before it. 
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5. Continue in this vein until the line is complete.
split stitch

You will need to work with a divisible floss so you can split the stitches with the needle as you work. 


      

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