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Long Stitch - How to Work the Long Stitch

Long Stitch

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Long Stitch is a textured needlepoint stitch similar to Satin Stitch and is used to fill large areas of canvas. It can be worked in differing lengths in varying direction to create a design, or worked in a single direction.

It is a simple stitch to master, but following a pattern for long stitch is different than other stitches - one square on the needlepoint pattern equals one hole in the canvas (as opposed to one intersection of canvas) when following a long stitch pattern.

It is perfect as a filler, used in a blocked or squares area, or in straight lines such as in the Long Stitch Hearts pattern.

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