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Working the Long & Short Satin Stitch
Satin Stitch - Long & Short

Working the Shaded Long & Short Stitch

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The long & short stitch is a type of satin stitch used to fill large areas of a design, and is commonly used in flower petals or other shaped where greater detail is desired.

It can be worked in a single color or subtle shading can be achieved using multiple shades or a single color. Multiple colors may also be used for a rainbow effect.

To work the stitch, work a row of stitch along the top of the outline, alternating long and short stitches.

Next, work long stitches in the gaps created when working the short stitches, working in rows until the area is filled.

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