Stitch Directory

Stitch Directory Free Library

Here is the library of stitches that I have covered and am going to cover in my posts, it includes lessons, tutorials, tips for improving the stitches and samplers. It is a work in the progress though, so excuse the stitches that don't have the links yet - I am yet to write about them.

Also, I'm quite sure there will be additions and changes along the way because the number of stitches and techniques in hand embroidery is just mind-blowing.

Line stitches & their variations:



Chain stitch family:



  • Cable stitch

  • knotted chain stitch
  • rosette chain stitch
  • twisted chain stitch
  • raised chain band stitch
  • crested chain stitch
  • Wheatear detached
  • Wheatear chain stitch

  • chequer chain stitch
  • interlaced chain stitch

Fly + Feather stitches:


  • Fly stitch (detached + fly stitch border + feather stitch + fly stitch leaves)
  • Plaited fly stitch
  • Double fly stitch


  • Closed feather stitch
  • Chained Feather stitch
  • Open Feather stitch
  • Straight feather stitch
  • Maidenhair
  • Double feather stitch
  • Single feather stitch
  • ….

Fishbone, Cretan, Herringbone:



  • Flat -braid
  • Flat filler shapes

  • Cretan – braid
  • Cretan filler

  • Leaf stitch


  • Herringbone stitch simple
  • Herringbone close double back
  • Laced herringbone
  • Threaded herringbone
  • Tied herringbone

Borders:


  • Fern stitch
  • Paris stitch
  • Chevron stitch
  • Double chevron stitch

Braid stitches:


  • Loop stitch
  • Braid stitch
  • Ladder stitch
  • Vandyke
  • Basket stitch

Buttonhole stitch:



Open filling stitches:


  • Arrowhead
  • Bosnia stitch
  • Japanese darning

  • Lattice

  • Lace – detached buttonhole, spaced buttonhole

Powdering:


  • Seed stitch
  • Dot stitch
  • sheaf stitch
  • Wheater detached
  • Upright cross
  • Stars
  • Arrowhead

Solid filling stitches:




Isolated stitches and knots:


  • Knot stitch
  • Cross & twist stitch
  • Danish knot
  • Square boss
  • Four-legged knot

Dimensional &woven stitches:



  • Woven wheels (roses)
  • Spider web

Knotted line & band stitches:


  • Coral stitch
  • Zigzag coral stitch
  • Scroll
  • Double knot
  • Knotted pearl
  • Ladder stitch
  • Basque stitch
  • Diamond stitch
  • Mountmellick

Couching


  • Couching
  • Overcast (trailing)
  • Bokhara couching
  • Romanian couching

Edging


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