Picture Dictionary

This picture dictionary will help you to identify the stitches even if you don’t know the names! Choose from a menu of stitches below, just click over the picture and go to directly to the respective tutorial page.

Back Stitch Family

back_stitch_index

Back Stitch

whipped_back_stitch_index

Whipped Back Stitch

threaded_back_stitch_index

Threaded Back Stitch

pekinese_back_stitch_index

Pekinese Stitch

herringbone_ladder_filling_stitch_index

Interlaced Band

split_back_stitch_index

Split Back Stitch

Blanket Stitch Family

blanket_stitch_index

Blanket Stitch

buttonhole_stitch_index

Buttonhole Stitch

whipped_buttonhole_stitch_index

Whipped Buttonhole

double_blanket_stitch_index

Double Blanket Stitch

closed_blanket_stitch_index

Closed Blanket Stitch

crossed_blanket_stitch_index

Crossed Blanket

buttonhole_wheel_index

Buttonhole Wheel

buttonhole_wheel_cup_index

Buttonhole Wheel Cup

rossette_of_thorns_index

Rosette of Thorns

buttonhole_bar_stitch_index

Buttonhole Bar

barb_stitch_index

Barb Stitch

mirrored_buttonhole_index

Mirrored Blanket

german_knotted_index

German Knotted

blanket_stitch_honeycomb_index

Honeycomb

fishnet_stitch_index

Fishnet Stitch

detached_buttonhole_stitch_index

Detached Buttonhole

shaped_scallop_index

Shaped Scallop

blanket_stitch_scallops_index

Scallop Stitch

Chain Stitch Family

chain_stitch_index

Chain Stitch

whipped_chain_stitch_index

Whipped Chain Stitch

double_chain_stitch_index

Double Chain Stitch

magic_chain_stitch_index

Magic Chain Stitch

lazy_daisy_index

Lazy Daisy

russian_stitch_index

Russian Chain Stitch

long_tailed_daisy_index

Long Tailed Daisy

feathered_chain_stitch_index

Feathered Chain

basque_stitch_index

Basque Stitch

petal_chain_stitch_index

Petal Chain Stitch

reverse_chain_stitch_index

Reverse Chain Stitch

heavy_chain_stitch_index

Heavy Chain Stitch

braided_chain_stitch_index

Braided Chain Stitch

zig_zag_chain_stitch_index

Zigzag Chain Stitch

cable_chain_stitch_index

Cable Chain Stitch

twisted_chain_stitch_index

Twisted Chain Stitch

alternating_twisted_chain_index

Alternating Twisted

barred_chain_stitch_index

Barred Chain Stitch

alternating_barred_chain_index

Alternating Barred

rossette_stitch_index

Rosette Stitch

rope_stitch_index

Rope Stitch

tulip_stitch_index

Tulip Stitch

bulls_head_index

Bull’s Head Stitch

detached_wheatear_stitch_index

Detached Wheat Ear

wheater_stitch_index

Wheat Ear Stitch

oyster_stitch_index

Oyster Stitch

butterfly_chain_stitch_index

Butterfly Chain Stitch

raised_chain_band_index

Raised Chain Band

knotted_chain_stitch_index

Knotted Chain Stitch

knotted_cable_chain_index

Knotted Cable Chain

open_chain_stitch_index

Open Chain Stitch

back_stitched_chain_stitch_index

Back Stitched Chain Stitch

sinhalese_chain_stitch_index

Sinhalese Chain Stitch

crested_chain_stitch_index

Crested Chain Stitch

checkered_chain_band_index

Checkered Chain Band

zig_zag_cable_chain_stitch_index

ZigZag Cable Chain Stitch

Chevron Stitch Family

chevron_stitch_index

Chevron Stitch

detached_chevron_stitch_index

Detached Chevron

threaded_chevron_stitch_index

Threaded Chevron

mirrored_chevron_stitch_index

Mirrored Chevron

stagerred_chevron_stitch_index

Staggered Chevron

double_chevron_stitch_index

Double Chevron

chevron_filling_stitch_index

Chevron Filling

Couching Stitch Family

surface_couching_index

Surface Couching

underside_couching_index

Underside Couching

pendandt_couching_index

Pendant Couching

jacobean_couching_index

Jacobean Couching

Cross Stitch Family

cross_stitch_index

Cross Stitch

double_cross_stitch_index

Double Cross Stitch

Fishbone Stitch Family

fishbone_stitch_index

Fishbone Stitch

open_fishbone_stitch_index

Open Fishbone Stitch

flat_stitch_index

Flat Stitch

raised_fishbone_stitch_index

Raised Fishbone

basket_stitch_index

Basket Stitch

Feather Stitch Family

feather_stitch_index

Feather Stitch

closed_feather_stitch_index

Closed Feather Stitch

single_feather_stitch_index

Single Feather Stitch

double_feather_stitch_index

Double Feather Stitch

maidenhair_stitch_index

Maidenhair Stitch

cretan_stitch_index

Cretan Stitch

closed_cretan_stitch_index

Closed Cretan Stitch

open_cretan_stitch_index

Open Cretan Stitch

knotted_cretan_stitch_index

Knotted Cretan Stitch

scottish_cretan_stitch_index

Scottish Cretan Stitch

bonnet_stitch_index

Bonnet Stitch

laced_cretan_stitch_index

Laced Cretan Stitch

Fly Stitch Family

fly_stitch_index

Fly Stitch

whipped_fly_stitch_index

Whipped Fly Stitch

closed_fly_stitch_index

Closed Fly Stitch

plaited_fly_stitch_index

Plaited Fly Stitch

twisted_fly_stitch_index

Twisted Fly Stitch

crossed_fly_stitch_filling_index

Crossed Fly Filling

wave_stitch_index

Wave Stitch

Herringbone Stitch Family

herringbone_stitch_index

Herringbone Stitch

threaded_herrigbone_stitch_index

Threaded Herringbone

tacked_herringbone_stitch_index

Tacked Herringbone

tied_herringbone_stitch_index

Tied Herringbone

laced_herringbone_stitch_index

Laced Herringbone

double_herringbone_stitch_index

Double Herringbone

twisted lattice band

Twisted Lattice Band

interlaced_herringbone_index

Interlaced H’bone

Knot Stitch Family

french_knot_index

French Knot

pistil_stitch_index

Pistil Stitch

colonial_knot_index

Colonial Knot

coral_stitch_index

Coral Stitch

scroll_stitch_index

Scroll Stitch

chinese_knot_index

Chinese Knot

pearl_knot_index

Pearl Stitch

bullion_knot_index

Bullion Knot

closed_pearl_knot_index

Closed Pearl Stitch

danish_knot_index

Danish Knot

turkey_rug_knot_index

Turkey Rug Knot

four_legged_knot_stitch_index

4 Legged Knot

surrey_stitch_index

Surrey Stitch

knotted_diamond_stitch_index

Knotted Diamond

eastern_stitch_index

Eastern Stitch

indian_edging_stitch_index

Indian Edging Stitch

palestrina_stitch_index

Palestrina Stitch

reversed_palestrina_index

Reversed Palestrina

triple_palestrina_stitch_index

Triple Palestrina

basque_knot_index

Basque Knot

sorbello_stitch_index

Sorbello Stitch

Running Stitch Family

running_stitch_index

Running Stitch

looped_running_stitch_index

Looped Running

laced_running_stitch_index

Laced Running Stitch

interlaced_running_stitch_index

Interlaced Running

whipped_running_stitch_index

Whipped Running

eskimo_laced_edging_index

Eskimo Laced Edging

parallel_running_stitch_index

Parallel Running

stepped_running_stitch_index

Stepped Running

holbein_stitch_index

Holbein Stitch

japanese_darning_stitch_index

Japanese Darning

seed_stitch_index

Seed Stitch

Satin Stitch Family

satin_stitch_index

Satin Stitch

whipped_satin_stitch_index

Whipped Satin Stitch

padded_satin_stitch_index

Padded Satin Stitch

encraoching_satin_stitch_index

Encroaching Satin

brick_stitch_index

Brick Stitch

leaf_stitch_index

Leaf Stitch

Stem Stitch Family

stem_stitch_index

Stem Stitch

whipped_stem_stitch_index

Whipped Stem Stitch

outline_stitch_index

Outline Stitch

cable_stitch_index

Cable Stitch

split_stitch_index

Split Stitch

portugese_stem_stitch_index

Portuguese Stem

japanese_stitch_index

Japanese Stitch

Straight Stitch Family

straight_stitch_index

Straight Stitch

fern_stitch_index

Fern Stitch

algerian_eyelet_index

Algerian Eyelet Stitch

diamond_eyelet_stitch_index

Diamond Eyelet Stitch

ray_stitch_index

Ray Stitch

radiating_stitch_index

Radiating Stitch

lantern_stitch_index

Lantern Stitch

eyelet_wheels_index

Eyelet Wheel

eyelet_stitch_index

Eyelet Stitch

rhodes_stitch_index

Rhodes Stitch

arrow_head_index

Arrow Head Stitch

arrow_head_threaded_index

Arrow Head Threaded

rice_stitch_index

Rice Stitch

Weave Stitch Family

woven_circle_index

Woven Circle

woven_oval_index

Woven Oval

woven_spider_wheel_index

Woven Spider’s Wheel

whipped_spider's_wheel_index

Whipped Spider’s

god's_eye_stitch

God’s Eye Stitch

weaving_stitch_index

Weaving Stitch

woven_trellis_stitch_index

Woven Trellis Stitch

woven_bars_index

Woven Bar
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237 Responses

  1. Eileen Spain Google Chrome  SM-T550) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.75 Safari/537.36 says:

    Great resource, thanks from a beginning stitcher!!

  2. Sonja United States Google Chrome Windows says:

    Fabulous collection of heritage stitches.

  3. Colleen Poodley Google Chrome Windows says:

    I picked up embroidery after 50 years. I only knew a couple of stitches when I was taught as a child. Your site is fabulous .. great pics, easy explanation, step by step .. one of my “go to” sites for learning.

    • Sarah United States Google Chrome Windows says:

      Hi Colleen,
      Thank you for writing. It is really nice to know that you are getting back to the hobby after 50 years! Our picture dictionary is always expanding with more stitches and embroidery forms from around the world.
      I hope you enjoy each page. Happy stitching.
      -Sarah

  4. R.Rana United States Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    Hello Sarah! I am very upset. I can’t get a good tutorial for pendant couching stitch. Would you please post a tutorial for this stitch. I’ll be very happy and thankful to you.
    Regards

  5. So many great stitches! It really makes me want to use some of them on future projects!

    Romina

  6. Fiz um caderno com 7 paginas e disponibilizo na Patchaula. São como este e trazem a explicação para fazer os pontos. No momento estão no Facebook.

  7. Adorei esta organização que as explicações me deram.
    Estas famílias dos pontos sempre me confundiram e este espaço soube organizar e dar nomes a todos eles. Vou compartilhar e divulgar.
    Obrigada

  8. Lilly Bearclaw Canada Google Chrome  LG-D852 Build/LRX21Y) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/52.0.2743.98 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    Dear madam,
    Oh, how your website brings back long buried memories from my childhood! I learned the basics as a child and then life took me down some nasty turns and I had to stop for a long time, but recently I was inspired to embellish some ordinary appliqué work.
    On my first search for embroidery stitch samplers, I popped into a couple of other sites, and found myself ENTRANCED with all the variations you display! I believe that I learn best by hands-on methods, and videos can often go too fast for me. Your 3D pictures and plain directions make relearning these so quick and easy! And I’m surprised to read that your site is a rarity! Thank you a hundred times over, and may you continue to share your beautiful details!
    Lilly from Sudbury, Canada

    • sarah India Google Chrome Windows says:

      Dear Lilly,

      Thank you so much for your appreciation for our website and efforts. It makes our day to know that you like the way it is done…makes all the effort worthwhile!

      I am extremely sorry that I am responding only now. I have a young family and between the demands and chores, I miss some very valuable comments now and then.

      Hope you are still enjoying our pages.

      Much love,
      Sarah

  9. MUTHULAKSHMI V India Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hello Madam..I am so greatful to you..i am a beginner..this website is very useful to me..Thank you so much madam..

  10. Zélia Padrão Portugal Mozilla Windows says:

    Dear Sara,

    Thank you so much.

    Zélia

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