Hand-Sewing Stitches from
The Sewing Book
Anne L. Jessup
Mrs. Jessup suggests simple embroidery as a way to
get acquainted with your needle.
I suggest finding a good introduction to embroidery
such as Enthoven's Stitches of Creative Embroidery
and making a sampler. You can practice for hours
without getting bored, and some of the stitches you learn
may be useful. Even if you do all your embroidery
with backstitch, outline, and chain stitch, it's nice to
know that you've chosen these simple stitches, rather than
using them because you've never heard of any others.
Nowadays, Jessup's "combination stitch" is called "Running back stitch".
Note that the artist neglected to show gaps in the line of completed stitches.
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