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Star Stitch

Extract from Mystical Stitches • By Johnson, Christi • Published by Timber Press


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Mystical Stitches
This is a simple way to create celestial stars composed of three straight stitches overlapping and one stitch holding them down in the middle. The order of the three stitches that make the star is not important, but it can help to mark them out first so the spacing is right.

Posted by Storey Publishing Published See Storey Publishing's 42 projects » © 2022 Johnson, Christi / Timber Press · Reproduced with permission. · Excerpted from Mystical Stitches, by Christi Johnson. Published by Storey Publishing. Illustrations by © Nina Chakrabarti and Ilona Sherratt.
  • How to stitch . Star Stitch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by marking six dots for the points of your star. It helps to visualize how they will connect, but you don’t need to draw the dotted lines connecting the points.

  • How to stitch . Star Stitch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Bring the thread up at one end of a ray. Insert the tip of the needle into the point on the opposite side. You can pull the thread to the back and come up at the next point, or you can take a shortcut by inserting the tip of the needle in the next point before pulling through the thread.

  • How to stitch . Star Stitch - Step 3
    Step 3

    This will bring you back on top and ready to stitch the next ray.

  • How to stitch . Star Stitch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat step 2 with the remaining rays, overlapping them in the middle.

  • How to stitch . Star Stitch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bring the tip of the needle up at one side of the overlapped center.

  • How to stitch . Star Stitch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Tack down these three stitches by inserting the needle into the other side of the intersection, and pull the thread flat.

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