This stitch is practically painting with the needle. It is a filler
stitch that fills the motif, flowers etc with the colored embroidery
thread. It is a simple modification of satin stitch where the length of
the stitches are at two levels. It is used when the space to be filled
is too big to be covered with satin stitch. It is also used to give a
shaded effect. In the first row the stitches are alternately long and
short and follow the outline of the shape. The stitches in the following
rows are worked in the same manner but to give a smooth appearance.