Ok, how do we work a Split Stitch?
Work from left to right. Bring your needle up at 1 and down at 2 pull through. Next bring your needle up at 3 through the middle of the thread. Repeat along your row or outline as required. This is a really easy stitch to work and it creates a chain like appearance. You are best using a thread that will split easily such as stranded cotton.
You can even use two different colours in the needle to create a shaded or variegated appearance. The little snail design was stitched in Split Stitch, Split Stitch Filling, Running Stitch, Straight Stitch and a French Knot. The close up shows the Split Stitch Filling, the centre of the snail was worked in two colour Split Stitch.