What Types of Stitches Are There?

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There are several types of stitches used in needle work and they differ from each other in pattern and usage. These stitches include back stitches used for outlining, cross stitches used in patterns and half stitches among others.
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To answer your question with the annoying word "depends" is an understatement. All kinds of sewing machines do an amazing array of things, and some, like mine, are like
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Cross stitch is worked with six-strand embroidery floss made of 100 percent cotton, in colors of solid, metallic or variegated. Most patterns call for two strands for cross stitches
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looks to me like a standard rib or stockinette, done with really bulky yarn on big needles. At first I thought rib, but the area up around the baby's head looks like the wrong side
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Here are some of my favorite stitches. As for the why portion, I work with them to accomplish various things: textures, ribbing, and increases and decreases for simple shaping.
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