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Texture with String Stitch

Add texture with String Stitch

Now is the time to experiment with textural stitch type. See what you can create with this uniquely traditional Indian stitch, called Paghadi Stitch.  The series of overlapping ‘curved stitches’ quickly create depth and movement in any design. How could you use String Stitch in your digitizing?


String Stitch or 'Paghadi' Feature

String Stitch -traditional

Creates decorative ‘string art’ stitch effects commonly known as String Stitch or traditionally ‘Paghadi’ – a method of fixing small mirrors commonly used in India.

“Available for use with open shapes and closed-shaped objects”

Why use it?

String Stitch can produce unique stitching patterns that normally require manual digitizing and manipulation of the objects. It is ideal for low-density scallop edge shapes. 


The main properties that control the look of the stitch is the Stitch Spacing or density and Chord Length, which is the distance between the edge of the stitches and the original line. The shape of the object will also play a part in how the stitches present.

How to use it?

Select an input tool such as Open Curve , Complex Fill or others, then select either String Stitch Outline or String Stitch Fill.

String Stitch
String Stitch
String Stitch
String Stitch

Try using the ‘Freehand Tool’ and watch the String Stitch appear in real time.

Traditional Use
to hold small mirrors

Traditional String Stitch

Texture Added
to a Spa Retreat logo 

String Stitch

See how John creates these cute bunnies quickly.

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