Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Brick and Cross Filling Stitch


Time for a new addition to my 100 Stitches Plus list.

This is the Brick and Cross Filling Stitch.



For my demonstration, I am using this color variations perle cotton floss:


As the name states, this is a filling stitch.  It is a very easy one, made up of Straight Stitches and Cross Stitches.  
This filling is worked in vertical columns, working top to bottom and from left to right. 
To start, I came up through the fabric at the top left corner of the area to be filled:


I formed four Straight Stitches:




Under the four Straight Stitches, I made a Cross Stitch:



 Then another set of four Straight Stitches:


For the next column, I started and ended with the Cross Stitch:


And for the final column, I repeated the steps from the first column: 



So simple!  Here is a look at the underside of the fabric:  



This stitch is from the book Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.

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