A basic embroidery stitch, that takes practice to work neatly. The shape to be filled can be outlined first in Split Stitch, which will help keep the edges smooth.
Two small stitches made close together, unlike Granitos that use the same two holes for the stitches. Can be stitched in a line, but typically scattered randomly as a fill (Seed Stitch Filling).
Isolated Back Stitch, Seeding, Simple Knot Stitch, Speckling Stitch, Dot Stitch
Tiny Straight Stitches placed randomly over an area to be filled.
Seed Filling Stitch, Speckling Stitch
Sham Hem Stitch
A foundation of Arrowhead Stitch, laced with thread of a different color.
Three parallel Straight Stitches that are wrapped together in the middle.
Faggot Filling Stitch, Sheaf Filling Stitch
Singalese Chain Stitch
An Open Chain Stitch variation that is worked over two parallel laid threads of a contrasting color. Bring the laid threads through from the back and let them lie loosely along lines to be stitched. Begin by bringing the contrasting thread through just below and inside where the left laid thread emerged.
Single Faggot Stitch
The back of the stitch is similar to Reversed Faggot Stitch.
Diagonal Line Stitch, Diagonal Square Stitch
Single Feather Stitch
Looks similar to Blanket Stitch, but is worked vertically, top to bottom, rather than horizontally.
Single Knotted Stitch
A canvas stitch that, when worked closely together, resembles a carpet pile. Thick, stranded thread or wool is best. Finished tufts will need to be trimmed to make them even.
Spanish Knotted Feather Stitch
Worked vertically, top to bottom. When stitched close together, the result has a braided appearance.
Whipped Spider Web, Woven Spider Web, Ribbed Spider Web, Raised Stem, Spider Web Lozenge, Ringed Spider Web
A Blanket Stitch variation that outlines a shape, having the arms of the Blanket Stitch facing out.
Split Back Stitch
When working Split Back Stitch, the needle splits the previous stitch from the top, rather than coming from underneath as in Split Stitch.
Similar in method to Back Stitch and Stem Stitch, except than when the needle emerges from the back of the fabric, it comes up into the previous stitch. The end result is something like Chain Stitch.
Kensington Outline Stitch
Begin this stitch from the center of the star, bringing the needle out at 1. Insert the needle at 2, bring it out on the left, at 3. Insert the needle in the center again, bring it back out at 4 and go back to the center. Bring the needle out at 5 and finish in the center. To continue, move horizontally or vertically and bring the needle out at center point of next star and continue in the same way, making sure that the arms meet. The end result is a field filled with diamonds.
An isolated motif stitch that can be worked equally well on canvas, evenweave and plain fabrics. Four Straight Stitches overlap to create a star and are tacked in the middle with another small Straight Stitch or Cross Stitch.
Star Filling Stitch
A form of Back Stitch, with the needle coming up just above the previous stitch, rather than into the same hole.
Crewel Stitch, South Kensington Stitch, Stalk Stitch
Striped Woven Band
The method for working is the same as Diagonal Woven Band, but the colors are arranged differently.
Creates a close woven filling using Stocking Darn. Over a foundation of Satin Stitches or Surface Satin Stitches, the thread is woven in and out, only catching the fabric at the edges. Best worked in a frame.
Surface Satin Stitch
A Satin Stitch variation that is more economical in its use of thread, but a little tricky to work neatly.