The Tree Stitch

The Tree Stitch is a stitch used in working small branches or in representing the roughened bark of trees in Natural Needlework.

Tree Stitch.
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To Work: Bring the needle to the upper surface of the material. Take up as much as desirable on the needle (as for Bullion stitch); bring the point of the needle out where the thread is (a).

Draw the needle through, and work along the line with a slight stitch as in backward seaming, taking the needle through the material and keeping the thread as uneven as possible to give a roughened appearance (b). Groups of lines worked close together represent bark.

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