Thursday, September 12, 2019

Eyelet Stitch

I have a new stitch from my 100 Stitches plus list to share.  This is the Eyelet Stitch.  

This is a filling stitch and is done in small circles.  To form perfect circles, I used a template and a water soluble marker:

I also marked the center of each circle:

The Eyelet Stitch is made up of Back Stitches.  These are worked alternately around the outside of the circle and to the center point and back.

It is important to pull the floss tight so that a center hole will be created.  This center technique is similar to the Star Eyelet Stitch.

Do the same with the next two circles:

Each circle is made up of 12 sections.  I tried to be very careful about spacing the Back Stitches!

Here is a look at the underside of this stitch:

I found this stitch in the excellent book Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.


Darla Mae said...

This is a lovely stitch. I think your choice of floss color helped to show it better. It looks more complicated than it is. Very nice!


Kim said...

:) Thank you Darlene!