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« on: July 11, 2006 05:22:51 AM »

I was looking through the Sublime Stitching patterns that I don't yet have, and I noticed that in the samples Jenny has stitched up for her site, she often uses backstitch.  Here's an example:


I almost never use backstitch for outlining -- instead I use split stitch or chainstitch (my stem stitch looks a fright).  I've been experimenting with backstitch on my current projects (see my post about the veggie bib in progress for an example http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106594.0 -- I used backstitch to outline the green parts, and for the veins in the carrot.  I really like the results). 

I would never have thought to use such a simple stitch as backstitch without looking at Jenny's work.

So what do you use to outline?
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006 05:29:28 AM »

I use chain stitch or stem stitch 99% of the time.  I'll do a back stitch in the corners or on points to get nice sharp details.

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