The basic woven stitch is a great filler stitch on your embroidery projects. I especially like the look with the variegated thread that I used on my 4-inch sample. This is stitch #23 on my journey to do an embroidery sampler with 100+ stitches.
I see this as a great stitch to reinforce areas on a garment that are a little worn out, while providing some decoration, like elbows on a sweater or knees on a pair of jeans.
I started by marking some circles on my 4″ square.
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I brought my thread up near the edge of my circle, and took a stitch to the other side. The goal is that the threads will end on the edge of your shape.
Here is how I took the 2nd stitch to make the thread to weave.
And, the 3rd stitch, I think you get it now!
When you finish getting the long threads for one direction of your shape, then you go back and weave your thread back and forth through the threads.
Here is the 2nd row of weaving.
And, more weaving.
And, the finished 4″ embroidery sample of the basic weaving stitch!
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