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Learn to Stitch a Long-Armed Smyrna Stitch

By April 30, 2012

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The Long-Armed Smyrna Cross Stitch is a variation of the Smyrna Cross Stitch that incorporates a petite upright cross stitch laid over a cross stitch stitched over two squares of Aida fabric.

Image of Various Long-Armed Smyrna Cross Stitch
Graphic © Connie G. Barwick
The stitch may be done with one or two colors of floss. The Long-Armed Smyrna Stitch is versatile and may be used to create borders or as a substitute for cross stitch in small motifs.

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