The satin stitch is a simple but effective way of filling in an embroidery shape with stranded threads.
In this embroidery workshop Niamh shows you how to fill in the iris flower. This simple stitch has the threads laying closely next to each other on top of your work. Niamh guides you through the starting and finishing off. There is also a really clever tip on how to remove your stranded thread from its shank without getting it all tangled up.
Niamh has created The Sampler wreath design exclusively for Justhands-on.tv. It will be used to work on at the embroidery retreat later in the year – for more information click here.
Niamh Wimperis is one of the most colourful and dynamic embroidery artists currently practicing. She appeared on the BBC2 programme, The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts.
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