First let us see the preparation of cotton fibers. 2.2.1 Cotton: The word cotton is derived from the Arabic word qoton or qutun, which means a plant found in conquered land. Cotton is fiber that grows from the surrounding surface of seeds in the pods, or balls of a bushy mallow plant. It is composed basically of a substance called cellulose.
1. Stem Stitch: This is a line stitch used for outlining designs, especially stems and leaves. It can also be used for filling small designs by working several lines side by side. Work should be done from the bottom upwards each time taking a stitch almost vertically down, but with a slight slant. While working the stitches thread should be held down with your thumb away from the stitching line.