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Pistil Stitch or Long-Tailed French Knot

A Pistil stitch is simply a straight stitch with an attached French or Colonial knot.

Come up at A.  Holding the thread, wrap the needle 2-3 times clockwise.

Bring the needle down at B, keeping the thread taut.  

Note: Various design instructions will typically specify the number of wraps needed for that particular element. ​​

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Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

Closed group & Not managed by BDEIG, but many guild members participate

These stitch instructions have been provided by Peggy Crawford and Loretta Holzberger The diagrams and written instructions are copyrighted. They are for your personal use.  

Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

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​Last Update  07/01/2018


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