Japanese Stitch

The Japanese Stitch is a modification of the Stem stitch, but its peculiarity consists in the worker taking very long stitches, and then bringing the needle back to within a short distance of the first starting-place; so that they may be in even parallel lines, advancing by gradation from left to right. The parallel lines are place closely together so that no ground shows through. See illustration below.

Japanese Stitch

It is best used on plain and even weave fabrics. For the best visual impact, work this stitch in a lustrous thread such as untwisted silk thread or stranded cotton.

Japanese Stitch is principally used for working water or ground in a landscape.

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