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Coil filling stitch

A pulled yarn stitch creating puffy textured bands offset by areas of negative space.

Coil filling stitch is generously sponsored by Nigel Buchanan

Method

1

Make a vertical stitch over four threads of the fabric

2

Bring the needle up in the first hole with increased tension so as to distort the fabric threads by pulling them together

3

Repeat this stitch in the same place wrapping the four fabric threads a total of three times

4

Bring the needle up four holes along and repeat the three wraps so as to produce a group of three parallel stitches

5

Continue filling the space producing a band

6

Start the next band by repeating the stitches on the four threads below, work back along the space offsetting the stitches centrally with those above.

7

When you have reached the other side of the space to be filled, repeat the stitches below working in the other direction

8

Coil filling stitch pulled with white thread shows off the negative space created

Coil filling stitch

Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques

Related Stitches

Identifying Coil filling stitch

3 wraps of 4 threads of canvas pulled vertically together and horizontally spaced 4 threads apart. The wraps on each band are offset with the band above which helps to create equal bands of dense threads and negative space.

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