Weaving Stitch

Also known as: The Queen Anne Stitch

This stitch is a kind of darning stitch. It is a good filling stitch, which can, probably, be used instead of the satin stitch. Layers of parallel stitches are laid horizontally. Then, stitches are made vertically, weaving through these horizontally laid stitches, going up and down alternately. The stitches will cross each other at right angles. The tutorial will make this clearer. The space between each stitch is subject to the person embroidering. They can be laid very close to each other or even spaced out sufficiently. While using this technique to fill spaces, it is generally done with a little of the background shown through the spaces.

I will work with sufficient spaces between the stitches to make the technique of the stitch clearer. This stitch can be done with single colored thread instead of two, as in the illustrations.

Fig 1: Lay down stitches horizontally, as illustrated. Follow the sequence marked on the picture to understand how they were laid. Fig 2: Now, we start the vertical stitches. Begin from the top side of the laid stitches, as shown. Take the needle under every alternate stitch. Do not pluck the fabric. When the end is reached, take the needle into the fabric, bring it up again from a little distance on the side, and take a return journey. Continue this process.
Fig 3: The completed block of weaving stitch would look like this when spaced sufficiently.
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6 Responses

  1. Rosa Ireland Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hi im doing a embroidery/applique wall hanging of a hot air balloon in a cloudy sky would the weave stitch be suitable for doing the basket also would a blanket stitch or outline stitch be more suitable for outlining felt clouds and a good stitch for creating writing
    Thanks so much for your help

    • sarah India Google Chrome Windows says:

      Hi Rosa,

      Weave stitch would be good for the basket.
      I would suggest blanket stitch for the clouds as you are using felt.
      For writing, I have liked back stitch. You have to make sure to adjust the length of the stitch at shorter curves to make it perfect. 🙂 Hope this helps!

  2. Alicia Velazquez E. Mexico Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hola…me encanto su cuadrado….pero que sigue de ahi…porque no entendi nada….GRACIAS



  3. Dee United States Google Chrome Windows says:

    Sarah – do you have all your stitch dictionary in a pdf form (or similar) versus my saving each one? They are great! Thanks, Dee
    PS Could you email me directly?

  4. Brindabella Australia Internet Explorer Windows says:

    thank you for this hand-stitching site. I am making a little prayer flag and want to stitch the handwirtten message. Someone told me to use backstitch or stem. While browsing I found this lovely pattern which I can use to decorate. Bye

    • sarah India Internet Explorer Windows says:

      Dear Brindabella,
      Thaanks for visiting us. Do share a picture of your work with us by uploading it here. It will be nice to see what you have done and will be an inspiration to others. 🙂

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