Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

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​Last Update  07/01/2018

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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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.