Off grid and on grid with the satin stitch

I was thinking about the satin stitch at the beginning of this week. I said to myself, “I won’t bother to do any off grid work with this stitch.” Last night I decided “to bother”. It was very relaxing. And I put to the trial some thoughts that came out of reading Stitch Magic by Beaney and Littlejohn.

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Some of the satin stitches are used to couch other threads.

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Oh, yes my on grid work, too!

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What keeps shocking me about the satin stitch that is that nearly every time I start to do “on grid” work I think, but that’s called such and such a stitch or such and such a technique. Or I say, that’s the satin stitch combined with another stitch or technique. Is the satin stitch the most explored stitch in our dictionary of stitches?

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2 Responses to Off grid and on grid with the satin stitch

  1. Nancilyn says:

    I am enthralled with your satin stitch collage or freeform satin stitch or scrumbled satin stitch.
    Nancilyn, filing away yet another wonderful idea to play with.

  2. Luci says:

    Beautiful stitches, again! I particularly like the freeform ones. Thank you for inspiring me.

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