Backstitch and outlining in WinStitch
I have purchased a Winstitch software yesterday and am now trying to work on my first chart. - the Happiness Fairy. I seem to be having trouble with backstitch (outlining) - I need an outline in the oval shape. I choose the "backstitch" option, but as soon as I select "oval or circle" option it goes back to reguar stitches (cross stitch).
I appreciate any advice or suggestion you can give me.
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The shape tools provided in WinStitch and MacStitch are designed for use with cross stitch, Katya.
If I need a backstitch outlined shape, I first pick a contrasting color thread, and pick the shape I want from the drop down list.
Then I draw the shape to the size I want, where I want to place it.
Next I choose my outlining color from the palette, and click on the magic wand icon in the toolbar. From the drop down list I chose Automatic Outline.
By moving the cursor across to somewhere inside the shape I drew, I can click the mouse and that shape is automatically outlined for me.
If I do not want the colored cross stitches in the final design I can then just delete them, leaving a backstitched oval or circle on my screen.
I hope this helps.
P.S. The screen captures were done in MacStitch, but the principles are the same for both this and the WinStitch version of the program.