With Katerina the Cat…the tail is heavily outlined…one thing that is interesting Designer Trish Burr decided not to have an outline on one side of the tail. Me…well… I just need to have an outline and that brought back that I always outlined my coloring pictures with crayon before I colored them…I am sure others did it afterwards which for stitching purposes makes sense because it allows for a much smoother finish from the previous stitching.
I like to cover up the edges of a satin stitch, especially if you have a bit of trouble keeping your stitching even and straight in areas that can be problematic like curves and such…the outline gives it a smoother look..I use a back split stitch with one strand of floss and they are tiny stitches…
In this photo you can see where the white split stitch has been applied to the tail…it does look a little raised right now but when the inside and the other side of the tail are done I believe it will come altogether.
Moving a little slow on this piece at the moment..life outside of stitching has gotten in the way…but the rest of the summer after tomorrow is a quiet one….so I will be in my nice and cool space and hopefully stitching away….