I've done quite a bit of cross stitch, but not much embroidery. I'm working on a pattern where the suggested fabric was a cashel linen, but I decided to use regular aida 18ct.
There's a section where I'm supposed to do satin stitch, but I'm a bit stumped on how I'll achieve the satin stitch look on aida cloth. In my mind, the way I see it, the satin stitch will just look like straight lines. Should I be stitching in between the holes to fill in the area?
Here's the pattern http://www.caron-net.com/dec00files/dec00desf1.html if anyone is interested in having a look. It's the section that looks like a square border, in the dark color.
I've searched and watched some videos on the satin stitch itself, but all of the examples I've seen are on cotton fabric that don't have that 'square' aida look.
Any tips or special ways to satin stitch on aida? Much apologies in advance - this question sounds like something pretty basic.