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Wave stitch

Method

Wave stitch method stage 1 photograph
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Bring the needle up two threads inside your outline. Count right two and down four and take the needle down.

Wave stitch method stage 2 photograph
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Count left four, bring the needle up and pull to the left.

Wave stitch method stage 3 photograph
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Take the needle back through the first hole (right two and up four).

Wave stitch method stage 4 photograph
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Count left four, bring the needle up and pull. Repeat to complete the first row.

Wave stitch method stage 5 photograph
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To begin the next row, bring the needle out of the first top hole of the previous row. Count left two and up four and take the needle down.

Wave stitch method stage 6 photograph
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Count right four, bring the needle up and pull to the right.

Wave stitch method stage 7 photograph
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Count left two and down four and take the needle down in the hole of the previous row.

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Count right four (to the next hole of the previous row), bring the needle up and pull. Repeat to complete each row.

Structure of stitch

Common uses

Wave stitch is a pulled whitework stitch that is very useful for filling small areas.

Embroidery Techniques

Related Stitches

References

  • Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.29