This is how you get really smooth, lovely satin stitches. Outline in split or chain stitch, fill in the area with chain or long & short stitches, and then do the satin stitch. The underlying stitches support the satin stitch and help it to lay smoothly.


This beautiful stitching is knot stitch edging. According to 100 Stitches , this is also know as Antwerp Stitch Edging.