Smooth as silk: Split Stitch Embroidery
It is a simple stitch, yet has enriched the noblest of medieval embroideri es. It is an easy stitch to learn, yet difficult to master. It is one stitch of many used by modern embroidere rs, yet enjoys a long history spanning centuries, countries, and cultures. The versatile split stitch is an excellent choice for outlining, completely filling, shading, or delineatin g detail within a period design.