Open basket filling stitch
- Basket filling stitch
This pulled-thread stitch is constructed from rows and columns of satin stitches interlaced to give a “basket” effect. The stitches should not be pulled too tightly otherwise it will be difficult to work the stitches where the rows intersect.
There is a stitch with a similar name, basket filling stitch, although this is a surface stitch, not a pulled-thread stitch.
Start with a horizontal row of satin stitches. Work groups of ten stitches over three fabric threads, spacing the groups three fabric threads apart.
Work the second row in the same manner. Arrange the groups of ten stitches so that the gaps between the groups are offset in order to create a brick pattern.
Structure of stitch
Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.9
Mary Thomas, Jan Eaton, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (Revised Edition) (1989) , p.200
Shirlee Lantz, Maggie Lane, A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas (1974) , p.464