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.


Lyn Warner said...

Hi Kim. I tried Brick and Cross on a sampler recently and found the spacing quite tricky and I eventually had to mark out all my stitches. It was interesting to see that you worked it vertically.

Kim said...

Hi Lyn,
Yes, I usually use marking lines for this type of stitch! However, the instructions in the book I used specified working the stitch in vertical, starting from the top to the bottom. I think it would have been much more difficult trying to space horizontal rows!