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Open trellis filling stitch (Pulled)

  • Open Trellis Filling

Open trellis filling is based on diagonal cross filling and is suitable for large areas.

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Method

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Bring the needle up just inside your outline, Make a vertical stitch down over six threads.

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Count left three and up three, bring the needle up and pull. This makes a small diagonal stitch on the back.

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Make a vertical stitch down over six threads. Repeat along the row.

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From the first hole of the first row, count down six threads and begin the second row.

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The next rows are worked in the same way, but from top left to bottom right, crossing the first rows. Bring the needle up in the top left corner, through the first hole of a row. Make a vertical stitch down over six threads, over the previous cross.

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Count right three and up three, bring the needle up and pull.

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Make a vertical stitch down over six threads. Repeat along the row.

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At the end of the row, count right three and up three from the last hole, and bring the needle up. Make a horizontal stitch to the left over six threads, down into the next hole to form a cross. Repeat to complete the row.

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Begin the next row, leaving a space between the rows. From the first hole, count down six threads and begin the next row. Fill the shape with these evenly spaced rows.

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Completed open trellis filling.

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques

Related Stitches

Identifying Open trellis filling stitch (Pulled)

References

  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.327
  • Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.101, fig 155
  • Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.201-202, fig 289