November 12, 2010

Fabulous Filling Stitches


I must admit that I seldom use the Split Stitch as a filling stitch but this wonderful example embroidered by Refabulous. shows it can do the job perfectly!

The filling stitches I most often choose, not taking into account  'semi filling stitches' like the Seed Stitch, are probably the Satin Stitch , the Long and Short Stitch and the Brick Stitch. What's your favourite filling stitch?


10 comments:

  1. I love using split stitch to fill! But I kind of do a combination of long-short stitch and split stitch. It is awesome for filling in areas that are supposed to look like animal fur!

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  2. Your butterfly is beautiful. Wish I could do this stitch as well.

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  3. beautiful work, i especially like the placement of the monarch on the hoop, and the subtle branch on the linen.
    i don't think i've ever used a stitch besides split stitch. it feels like most like painting (like a really slow painting). i've been obsessing over trying to master utilizing the direction of stitches to make a dynamic sculptural effect.

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  4. Wow, that looks fabulous. I'm still trying to perfect long and short stitch, but I do like chain stitch as a filler.

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  5. I tend to use brick stitch but that butterfly is so beautiful. It looks as though it's on fire

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  6. OH MY... this is GORGEOUS... wow!!!

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  7. Beautiful! It looks as if it could fly off the screen.

    Jody

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