Next up in our Stitch Directory is Scroll Stitch. Scroll stitch is another lovely stitch to use for borders or outlining as it makes an attractive knobbly line, great for leaves and stems.
Scroll stitch is worked from left to right. Bring your thread out at the line you want to stitch. Then carry your thread over to the right and back to the left again to form a loop on the surface of the material. You can see how this will work in the diagram above.
Inside the loop, pick up a small portion of your fabric in a slanting direction, then pull the loop under the point of your needle tightly. Then pull your needle and thread right through the fabric and loop – that’s your first stitch and you’re now ready for the second one.
It’s not commonly used in modern patterns, but is well worth trying as an alternative to stem stitch – which is possibly rather over-used today. Try it for leaves, stems, stalks and even waves!
I do hope that you’ve found this post useful, pop back next week when we’ll be looking at Seed Stitch!
*If you missed last week’s post about Satin Stitch you can find it here.*