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Raised spot stitch

This is a very dense raised small stitch that gives great texture.

Raised spot stitch is generously sponsored by Hilary Hale


Best worked with several threads in the needle at once as it is slow to work.
The stitch can be made smaller or larger and can vary within the area being worked to create a more random texture.


Make a vertical stitch across four threads of the canvas, then repeat the stitch through the same holes several times, until you can not get any more threads through.


Make a note of how many times you are wrapping around each stitch and keep this consistent throughout.


Move two canvas threads to the right and repeat to make the next stitch, making sure to match the number of times you wrap around each stitch.


The second row fits into the gaps of the first, encroaching by two canvas threads.

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques


  • Rachel Doyle, RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Canvaswork (2013) , p.80