The Star Stitch can be used as a combination stitch, or as a filler stitch on your embroidery projects. This stitch consists of a double cross stitch with a third small cross stitch worked on each side of the vertical stitch. It is a member of the cross stitch family of embroidery stitches that can be used individually in random designs, or together in rows.
The Star Stitch starts with straight stitches combined with a minimum of 8 ends. The ends can be 8 stitches that all end at the same center, or 4 longer stitches that overlap in the same center. There are a lot of variations on this stitch, which I will want to play with!
I used beautiful variegated #8 pearl cotton on this sampler of the star embroidery stitch, and my favorite Bohin needles.
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