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Tied pavilion stitch

‚ÄčTied pavilion stitch is a large diamond-shaped pattern made up of vertical stitches, with the longest middle stitch tied perpendicular to the stitch.

Dedicated to Mary B. Bahniuk


This stitch can be worked without the tie.
A smaller diamond pattern can be worked with five stitches rather than the seven, the first over six canvas stitches.


Make the tied central stitch of the diamond first. This is a long vertical stitch across eight canvas threads,


tied in the centre with a horizontal stitch across two canvas threads.


With this in place, start to fill in the diamond shape with two vertical stitches, each over six threads, to either side of the tied central stitch.


Next, add vertical stitches over four canvas threads on both sides


and finally add vertical stitches over two threads at the edges.


Work the pattern in horizontal rows, beginning at the top of the next diamond eight threads across from the top of the previous diamond.

Structure of stitch

Common uses

This is a large flat stitch that covers the canvas quickly.

Embroidery Techniques


  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.118