Embroidery Stitches Crossword Puzzle

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  • fish bone : a kind of filling stitch which is ideal for making leaves or feathers. it requires us to divide the pattern into two and each side is filled alternately giving it a plaited effect in the center, thus ideal to make leaves or feathers.
  • back : the most often used to outline a design. this stitch also forms the baseline for other embroidery stitches.
  • looped : a very decorative stitch and can experiment with threads for various colors over borders.
  • chain : one of the more popular stitches used for outlining. when worked in close rows, chain stitches make good stitches for filling the design area.
  • split : done using quite thick threads, such as wool. it was used as an outlining stitch or as a filling stitch.
  • lazy daisy chain : also called detached chain stitch, this stitch is work in a circle to resemble the petals of a flower.
  • running : considered being the easiest stitch for outlining.
  • stem : basically an outline stitch, this stitch is usually used for flower stems, and outlines. it can only be used as a filling, rows of stem stitch worked closely together within a shape until it is filled.
  • herringbone : a basic overlapping stitch popular for its use in borders.
  • seed : also known as rice grain stitch. stitch uses simple straight stitches in a single direction to fill in patterns. it has shorter stitches above the fabric and longer stitches on the reverse side.
  • cross : stitched formed by two crossing arms and may be used for outlining, as borders, or to fill in an entire area.
  • satin : a solid filling stitch that is used to cover a design area with long, straight stitches worked very close together.
  • bullion : a single detached stitch that is used for filling in a design area. it is recommended that one uses a needle with a small eye for ease in pulling.