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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 Basketweave (goldwork) Battlement couching Block shading Brick stitch Bricking Broad cross stitch Bullion knot Burden stitch Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) Buttonhole stitch Byzantine stitch Chain stitch Chain stitch (canvaswork) Chequer stitch Chevron (pattern) Chinese knot Chipping Compressed lace (pattern) Cretan stitch Cross stitch Crossed buttonhole stitch Crossed cushion stitch Cutwork purls over soft string Diagonal cashmere stitch Diamond eyelet (pulled thread) Double cross stitch Encroaching Gobelin stitch Fan (pattern) Fan stitch Fern stitch (canvaswork) Fishbone stitch Flat cutwork (goldwork) French knot French stitch Greek stitch Half cross tent stitch Half Rhodes stitch Holbein stitch Honeycomb filling Hungarian grounding stitch Hungarian stitch Ladder stitch (pulled thread) Laid work Leaf stitch (canvaswork) Leaf stitch (surface) Long and short stitch Long-armed cross stitch Milanese stitch Montenegrin stitch Moorish stitch Mosaic stitch Outline stitch Padded satin stitch (laid work padding) Padded satin stitch (split stitch padding) Parisian stitch Pekinese stitch Perspective stitch variation Pistil stitch Rice stitch (canvaswork) Rococo stitch Satin stitch Scotch stitch Single Brussels stitch Single corded Brussels stitch Slanted satin stitch Small diamond (pattern) Split stitch Stem stitch T-blocks (pattern) Tent stitch Trellis Turkey rug stitch Two-sided Italian cross stitch Underside couching Upright cross stitch Wild goose chase stitch