sticken mit "Hilfslinien" wieder was dazugelernt - Burden Stitch. It is a middle age stitch and a type of a cushion stitch. It is used to cover large areas in an embroidery piece and gives a woven effect to the fabric.
This is how you get really smooth, lovely satin stitches. Outline in split or chain stitch, fill in the area with chain or long & short stitches, and then do the satin stitch. The underlying stitches support the satin stitch and help it to lay smoothly.
Umbel silhouettes with rose hips. This piece was displayed at the Circle Craft Christmas Market at the new Vancouver Convention Centre, West. Machine and hand embroidery, couching, appliqué, some metallic thread