Back stitch and whipped back -stitch
1. Make a foundation row of back stitches
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2. Wrap each stitch once (or several times) with silk ribbon or thread.
Here is an example of where I used whipped-backstitch to form
the words: Friends Forever with 2mm silk ribbon
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3. To form larger letters, make two rows of back stitches and
whip both rows at the same time.
Here is an example of where I used a double row of whipped-backstitch to form
the Russian word for LOVE on a handbag :)
Have a look here for more about making words and sentences in silk ribbon embroidery.
Stitch diagram is © 2011 Metz Press and Di van Niekerk.