June 8, 2015

Mooshie Stitch Mondays: Woven Trellis Stitch

woven trellis stitch

Since my last post of the whipped wheel stitch, I started looking for other stitches that involved whipping or weaving and I came across the woven trellis stitch.

I have also been trying to stitch more flowers. When I saw that the woven trellis stitch can be worked as a flower, I decided it would be my next stitch to tackle.

So let's start!

First - I drew a small circle and stitched 4 sections each with 3 straight stitches around the circle. These are the base of each flower petal and woven trellis stitch.


woven trellis stitch

Come up through the fabric under the center of the first section of straight stitches and weave your needle under the two outer stitches. It would be best to use a blunt tapestry needle for this.

(In my photos I was using a chenille needle because I forgot to switch to a tapestry needle. It was definitely not as easy and I ended up switching after the first petal.)

woven trellis stitch

Next, weave back the other way - this time with the needle under the middle straight stitch only and pull the thread through.

woven trellis stitch

Continue weaving back and forth following the same method of alternating under the outer stitches and then under the middle stitch.

woven trellis stitch

Here is the first petal complete!

woven trellis stitch

Second petal.

woven trellis stitch

Third petal.

woven trellis stitch

Last petal!

woven trellis stitch

I filled the center of the flower with 5 yellow french knots - using 3 strands of floss.

woven trellis stitch

Added a couple fly stitches as leaves to finish!

woven trellis stitch

woven trellis stitch

I love this stitch! It's so easy and gives great texture to your embroidery. Try it out and post any of your photos in the Feeling Stitchy Flickr Group.


Hi! I'm Michelle (aka Mooshie) and I've been stitching since 2007. I own more embroidery hoops than I will ever need and am a borderline hoarder of floss. In my spare time I'm hanging out with my dog Sega, planning my next hike, or trying to convince my husband to draw me embroidery patterns. You can find me on my blog, MooshieStitch and Flickr.

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