Back Stitches are worked in a forward-and-back motion, creating a narrow line of stitches that can be used as a solid line or band in a design, or used to outline an area. The size of the stitches should be kept consistent for tidy, evenly-spaced results.
After working the back stitches, it can be enhanced by working a second thread through the stitching by threading or whipping, creating a decorative stitch. The basic back stitches are shown below, along with three easy variations.
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