Satin Stitch French Plumetis - is one of those chiefly used in white embroidery, and consists in taking the needle each time back again almost to the spot from which it started, so that the same amount of crewel or silk remains on the back of the work as on the front. This produces a surface as smooth as satin: hence its name. It is chiefly used in working the petals of small flowers, such as Forget-me-nots, and in arabesque designs where a raised effect is wanted in small masses.
Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric and/or materials with designs stitched with thread using a needle. Embroidery may also use other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Today sewing machines can be used to create machine embroidery. Needlework is is a broad term for the handicrafts of decorative sewing and textile arts. Anything that uses a needle for construction can be called needlework. The definition may expand to include related textile crafts such as a crochet hook or tatting shuttles.
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