Long and Short

Structural Category

Flat

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Brick; Irish; Leaf; Opus Plumarium; Plumage; Shading; Tapestry Shading

Comments

The first row is made up of alternating long and short Satin stitches. Subsequent rows are worked with equal sized Satin stitches.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 49.


Bibliographic Sources

Enthoven, Jacqueline. The Stitches of Creative Embroidery, p. 61.
Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 49.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 104.
Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 41.