Long And Short Stitch Video tutorial

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Long and Short stitch, aka thread painting technique is popular in freehand modern embroidery for shading flower petals, birds, and animals. In Jacobean crewelwork, larger botanical elements like branches and animals are depicted with this stitch.

Learn how to embroider Long And Short Stitch

Looking for the step-by-step tutorial with detailed photos?

You will find it and more information about the Long And Short Stitch and it’s applications on the Long And Short Stitch page.

Long and Short stitch embroidery with purple threads on white fabric

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If you’re in the mood to explore more hand embroidery stitches, check out the Stitches and Techniques page for the list of other fantastic stitches available on my blog. From timeless classics to modern twists, a whole world of stitches is waiting for you to explore and master. So, grab your hoop and needle, and let’s stitch together!

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Long & Short stitch technique