Japanese Stitch

This variation of stem stitch family looks like the satin stitch. The technique used is that of outline stitch, the only difference being that every successive stitch is made within a short gap difference. The tutorial will make it clearer to you.

I will work on an open space to demonstrate this stitch. This stitch cannot be carried out like the other stem stitch varieties, in a straight line. Japanese stitch can be used for simple fillings of geometrical nature. It is generally used to depict larger areas of a landscape like water.

Fig 1: Bring the needle out through A. Now, put the needle in through B and bring it out through C.This process is similar to outline stitch. Only, make sure that C lies at a closer distance to A, and not exactly between A-B like it would in outline stitch. Fig 2: Continue this process of stitching.
Fig 3: A finished series of this stitch would look like this. You will see that though it uses the outline stitch process, it looks like satin stitch.
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  1. Vijayalakshmi palaniappan United States Google Chrome  SM-J700F Build/MMB29K) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/59.0.3071.125 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    Hello Sarah,
    I have always found embroidery interesting and amusing..but never learnt it. I always wanted to learn..but could not find any turorial that would help me begin from the basics, with clear, step by step instructions. I find it easy to follow. This makes me want to learn more, I just found your blog. Really helpful. I am starting right away..i am sure embroidery is going to be a great hobby of mine from now on. Thank u soooo much.

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