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Leaf Stitch - How to Work the Leaf Stitch

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Needlepoint Leaf Stitch
Leaf Stitch - How to Work the Leaf Stitch

Leaf Stitch Sample

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The Leaf Stitch is a realistic-looking decorative stitch used to stitch leaves or leaf-like shapes on a canvas.

The stitch is worked diagonnaly in Satin Stitch on the canvas, using long stitches in varying sizes. Each side of the leaf is stitched separately in opposite directions.

By experimenting a bit, you can create leaves in varying shapes and sizes to suit your needs.

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