What is long stitch in embroidery?

What is a bullion stitch?

: a decorative stitch similar to the French knot forming very short bars.

What is long stitch used for?

This stitch is used for thread painting or silk shading which uses the needle and thread to create beautiful designs with variegated thread ( dual toned thread) for each row of stitches. The colour variations given by the blending of colours of the thread gives the designs the look of a painting.

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