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41. Laid filling Stitch - Square

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A basic Laid Filling Stitch makes a pretty, open filling and is perfect for flower petals and leaves in both surface embroidery and crewel projects, worked in lines that run vertically and horizontally.

42. Parisian Stitch

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The Parisian Stitch is a surface embroidery stitch worked in vertical and horizontal straight stitches, and mimics blanket stitch. Use the Parisian stitch to outline a shape, add appliques to a project, stitched along a hem, or used in bands and rows in an embroidery project. It can also be worked as a counted thread stitch.

43. Running Stitch

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The Running Stitch is one of the most basic stitches, and is usually the first stitch learned by the beginner embroidery enthusiast or sewing student. This stitch can be worked in straight or curved lines, or for assembly when finishing an embroidery project.

44. Running Stitch - Double

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The Double Running Stitch is worked in two passes of running stitch, with the second pass filling the gaps made in the first pass.

45. Rice Stitch

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The Rice Stitch can be used as a scattered or engineered filling stitch, or in bands and borders. It is worked similarly to standard cross stitch, with the exception of small diagonal stitches worked over the ends of each arm of the larger crossed stitch. Rice stitch can be worked as a counted stitch, or pre-marked on the fabric.

46. Satin Stitch - Basic

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Basic, flat Satin Stitch is an easy filling stitch that can be used to fill smaller areas that are not to be raised, and has also been called the flat satin stitch due to its lack of padding.

Other variations of the satin stitch include the long & short satin stitch, padded satin stitch (the inside area of the shape is padded with seed stitch, multiiple layers of satin stitch, or an outline stitch filling), outlined satiin stitch and shaded satin stitch.

47. Satin Stitch - Long & Short

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This version of the Long & Short Satin Stitch can be used in a single color or in multiple colors to create a shaded filling.

48. Satin Stitch - Padded

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Padded Satin Stitch is worked in the same manner as basic, flat satin stitch, but is worked over a padding of stitches to give the area a raised, dimensional apperance.

This stitch can also be worked over a padding of fusible inerfacing or felt cut to shape and tacked in place.

49. Scroll Stitch

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The Scroll Stitch is an elegant, decorative and highly textured stitch resembles scrolls, waves or water and can be worked along straight or curved lines.

50. Square Boss Stitch

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The Square Boss Stitch can be used as a scattered or engineered filling stitch, or in bands and borders. It is worked identically to the rice stitch with the exception of the smaller stitches crossing the arms being worked lightly smaller and much scloser to the center of the large foundation stitch.

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