Whipping a stitch is simply winding a second thread around a previous line of stitching.
It creates a twisted effect with your thread, and is great for smoothing out gaps between stitches - perfect for writing and letters!
- It begins with doing a simple Back Stitch: start with a stitch between 0.5 and 1cm long.
- Come up a stitch length away; then bring your needle down through the previous hole.
- Come up another stitch length away, and go back on yourself again.
- Complete your full line of Back Stitch like this, and tie off. Now for the Whipping!
- Bring your needle up at the start of your stitching - through (or very close to!) your first hole.
- Pass the needle underneath your first stitch, pulling it loosely.
- Continue to pass your needle under each stitch. Make sure the thread always goes in the same direction: here, I passed my needle through from top to bottom
- To finish the line, pass your needle to the back at the same point that your Back Stitch ends, then tie off. Sorted!