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Filling stitches are used to fill specific parts of a design so there is no ground fabric showing.  The areas filled are normally relatively large.

Filling Stitches

Algerian eye stitch Algerian eye stitch variation Alternating cross stitch Arrowhead stitch Barred square stitch Basket filling stitch Basketweave (goldwork) Basketweave tent stitch Battlement couching Block shading Block trellis (pattern) Bokhara couching Braid stitch filling Brick shading Brick stitch Bricked wave (pattern) Bricking Broad cross stitch Bullion knot Burden stitch Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) Buttonhole stitch Byzantine stitch Cashmere stitch Ceylon stitch Chain stitch Chain stitch (canvaswork) Chequer stitch Chessboard filling (pulled thread) Chessboard filling stitch Chevron (pattern) Chevron stem stitch Chinese knot Chipping Closed diagonal darning (pattern) Closed fly stitch Closed herringbone darning (pattern) Closed herringbone stitch Compressed lace (pattern) Condensed cashmere stitch Condensed mosaic stitch Condensed Scotch stitch Continental tent stitch Couching in a circle (goldwork) Counted satin stitch Cretan stitch (closed) Cretan stitch (open) Cross stitch Crossed buttonhole stitch Crossed cushion stitch Cushion stitch Cutwork purls over soft string Darning stitch Diagonal leaf stitch Diagonal stitch Diagonal tile (pattern) Diagonal wave (pattern) Diagonal weave (pattern) Diamond eyelet (pattern) Diamond tile (pattern) Diaper couching (goldwork) Double Brussels stitch Double corded Brussels stitch Double cross stitch Double darning Double linked cross stitch Double straight cross stitch Drawn buttonhole stitch Drawn square stitch Drawn thread preparation with buttonhole edges Dutch stitch Elizabethan back stitch filling Elizabethan back stitch variation Elizabethan corded Brussels stitch Elizabethan corded detached buttonhole stitch Elizabethan corded trellis stitch Elizabethan French stitch Elizabethan Gobelin stitch Elizabethan ground stitch Elizabethan half stitch Elizabethan half-and-turn stitch Elizabethan knitting stitch Elizabethan lark’s head ladder stitch Elizabethan trammed half stitch Elizabethan twist application Elizabethan whipped cording stitch Encroaching oblique Gobelin stitch Encroaching straight Gobelin stitch Eyelet stitch Fan (pattern) Fan stitch Fancy buttonhole filling stitch Fern stitch (canvaswork) Fishbone stitch Flat cutwork (goldwork) Flat stitch Floral lace (pattern) Florentine stitch Flying cross stitch French knot French stitch Grecian curls (pattern) Greek stitch Half cross tent stitch Half Rhodes stitch Hard string padding (goldwork) Harlequin (pattern) Hexagonal lozenge (pattern) Holbein stitch Hollie stitch Hungarian grounding stitch Hungarian stitch Interlocking ‘I’s (pattern) Interlocking ‘Y’s (pattern) Interlocking ‘Z’s (pattern) Jacquard stitch John stitch Kid leather application (goldwork) Ladder stitch (pulled thread) Laid work Large eyelet Leaf stitch (canvaswork) Leaf stitch (surface) Leaves (pattern) Long and short stitch Long-armed cross stitch Maltese cross stitch Milanese stitch Montenegrin stitch Moorish stitch Mosaic stitch Norwich stitch Oatmeal stitch Oblique Gobelin stitch Oblong cross stitch Oblong double-tied cross stitch Open honeycomb (pattern) Open lace (pattern) Open zigzag (pattern) Outline stitch Padded satin stitch (laid work padding) Padded satin stitch (split stitch padding) Parisian stitch Pekinese stitch Perspective stitch Perspective stitch variation Pineapple half drop stitch Pistil stitch Plait stitch Plaited Gobelin stitch Puncetto Valsesiano Raised fishbone stitch Raised spot stitch Reverse chain stitch Reversed cross stitch Reversed cushion stitch Rhodes stitch Rice stitch (canvaswork) Ringed back stitch filling Rococo stitch Romanian couching Rounded eyelet (pattern) Satin stitch Scattered triangle (pattern) Scottish squares Scroll stitch Shell stitch Shell stitch (variation) Single Brussels stitch Single corded Brussels stitch Single feather stitch Single point de Venise Slanted satin stitch Small diamond (pattern) Small eyelet Sorbello stitch Spaced buttonhole filling Spine chain stitch Split stitch Square boss stitch Square eyelet (pulled thread) Staggered cashmere stitch Stem stitch Stepped fishbone stitch Straight Gobelin stitch Surface darning stitch T-blocks (pattern) Tailor’s buttonhole stitch Tent stitch Tied Gobelin stitch Tied pavilion stitch Treble Brussels stitch Treble corded Brussels stitch Trellis Triangular darning (pattern) Tulip (pattern) Turkey rug knot Turkey rug stitch Turned satin stitch Turning metal thread couching Twill stitch (canvaswork) Two-sided Italian cross stitch Underside couching Upright cross stitch Victorian step stitch Waffle (pattern) Wave stitch Web stitch Wild goose chase stitch