Rice Stitch

Also known as: Point de Riz, Seeding stitch

This stitch is just a chaos of single straight stitches used to fill patterns. Unlike the seed stitch, it does not follow any straight line or pattern, rather its specialty lies in it not having a pattern. It looks like strewn rice grains over the ground, which contributed to its name.

I will work on a paisley pattern to demonstrate this stitch.

Make a single straight stitch at any angle, preferably from one end of the pattern. Keep making such single stitches randomly at different angles till the entire pattern is filled. A finished sample would look like the pattern above.
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  1. Jis Jose India Google Chrome Windows says:


    I am working in an ITI, as instructor in cs, recently we have started asap(additional skill acquisition program) project on hand embroiderer.

    To help the students and hand embroiderer instructor, we show them video tutorials along with the class , i usually download videos from youtube.

    Recently i was looking for “rice stitch” but could not find any relatable videos, if you could help me by pointing me to any known link, if its not much trouble, would be a help.


    P.s: i dont know anything about stitching, i am just managing the project , so please pardon my incompetence, its not due to ignorance.

  2. Ellie United States Google Chrome  A1-810 Build/JDQ39) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/45.0.2454.94 Safari/537.36 says:

    I love this site and find it inspirational. Writing and photographing the steps involved is hard work. You do a great job and have a blog to be proud of. Thank you for sharing.

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