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Stitch of the Week - Scroll Stitch

By May 21, 2012

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The Scroll Stitch is a beautiful, looped surface embroidery stitch that can be used in bands and borders, or to outline shapes.

This graceful stitch is worked by looping the thread under the needle as you stitch, creating a stitch that resembles scrollwork.

The size and weight of the scrolls depends both on the weight of the embroidery thread used (in the sample, I have used #8 Pearl cotton) and the stitching tension (loose tension results in larger, more defined scrolls). You can see a larger, more detailed photo here.

This stitch is definitely one that is worth a try, and has been added to the Stitch Diagrams section of the site.


May 21, 2012 at 9:54 am
(1) cathartes says:

This is a great stitch! I’ve never seen it before. I kept staring at the photo trying to figure it out on my own. Then when I went to the directions it was so different than what I expected. At least it’s fairly easy.

In the photo you’ve used some beautiful, very even weave fabric. Can you tell me what type it is?

May 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm
(2) Carmen says:

Such a pretty stitch. Looking forward to trying it.

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