Stitch of the Month
September 2003: Spiral Satin

by David McCaskill

A spiral satin stitch is taken from crewel embroidery and adapted to needlepoint.  It gives you the ability to follow the line of design, such as curves and corners.  This is especially effective when stitching round areas or a design element with multiple curves, like flower stems.  

A rule of thumb:  share a hole (A) along the inside of the curve, and lay into a new hole (B) on the outside of the curve.  

September SOTM

Sample stitched by 
David McCaskill

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