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Stitch of the Week - The Four-Sided Stitch

By November 29, 2012

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The four-sided stitch is one of the common stitches used in counted embroidery including drawn thread or pulled thread embroidery, and forms a row of squares along the length of the fabric.

Technically, only the first stitch is truly four-sided, with the adjoining stitches made from three additional stitches attached to the side wall of the previous stitch.

This stitch can be used in borders and rows, to accent a hem, or to frame an element in an embroidery design, and is versatile and useful addition to the embroidery stitches collection.

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November 29, 2012 at 11:28 am
(1) cathartes says:

I have that one on my sampler piece I made a few years ago too. I’m sure I didn’t follow the directions very well, just stitched till it made a square.

I read your directions, squinted and looked at the picture but even at full size, I can barely make out the numbers. And then it looks like 1, 2, 3 and 4 are stitched, then 5, 6, 7 and 8 are stitched to the left of that. Then more blocks are stitched to the right again. But that could be my eyeballs not cooperating.

Question: how important is it to stitch the blocks in a particular fashion? I know something are done in certain steps to give a clean finish.

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