Also known as: Long and short stitch
This stitch is a way of filling patterns, especially when the pattern is very big for satin stitch to be followed. Here, the stitches are laid in a brick like fashion. Shading can be done using this stitch by using a different colored thread for each subsequent row.
Here, the pattern is divided into smaller sections. Every alternate stitch will be small and half the size of the previous stitch. This is how the brick like effect comes into being. The lesson will help you to understand this.
My pattern to fill will be a leaf shape. Click on the picture for a zoomed in version.
Tags: embroidery tutorial, flat stitch, hand embroidery, long and short stitch, satin stitch family, satin stitch variations