- Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (get it here)
- Embroidery hoop (4 inch)
- Embroidery floss
- 743 – dark yellow
- 744 – light yellow
- 958 – dark aqua
- 964 – light aqua
This project is made (almost) entirely with the Split Stitch.
Part of why I don’t like this stitch is that it’s not clean. The threads were going everywhere and I wasn’t pleased. Use the light aqua thread to stitch Betsy’s head and body. Continue with the light aqua thread. Now, were going to move on to the dark aqua thread. Do you see what I mean about the stitch not being clean? The loose threads drive me crazy! I apologize for the blurry picture. My camera wouldn’t focus.
We’re going to Satin Stitch the dots on each wing. Before we do that though, we’re going to outline the dot first. Now, Satin Stitch over the outline. Do the same for the other dot. Now, use the dark yellow for the larger wing section. Continue on with the dark yellow thread and finish up the wings. Betsy the Butterfly is complete!
I love this motif but not the Split Stitch! I won’t be using it again for quite some time!
What do you think about the Split Stitch?