Paragraph 125. The outline etching stitch is worked on a line; it has the appearance of running stitches with their ends slightly overlapping somewhat like backstitching.
To make the stitch, tie a knot in the thread and bring the needle through from the under side to conceal the knot. Set the needle forward the length desired for the stitch (usually from 1/8" to 3/16") and bring the point up through the material (with the needle pointing back toward the stitch just made) about one-third the length of the last stitch. See Figure 25. (The upper portion of this figure shows the appearance of the stitch very much enlarged; from this view you may see just how it is made.) Again set the needle forward, making a stitch of the same length as the first one and bring the point back through as before. Continue until finished. Fasten the thread on the wrong side by sewing over and over the last stitch. This stitch is used to pad the satin stitch in embroidery work, to outline the stems and leaves of designs in embroidery, also for general outlining of figures in art needlework.