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Working the Outline Stitch
Outline Stitch - How to Work the Outline Stitch

Working the Outline Stitch

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Outline stitch is normally worked on the surface of the canvas after completing the body of the design in tent stitch. Outline stitch is used to highlight or outline areas on a canvas, or can be used for stems and tendrils on flowers and plants.

To work the Outline Stitch, bring your needle up through the canvas at position 1, and insert it back down into the canvas at position 2. Repeat, follwing the outline of the area you wish to highlight.

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