This highly textured surface embroidery stitch is wider than a standard chain stitch, making it perfect for use in wide bands and rows.
14. Chevron Stitch
16. Colonial Knot
The Open Cretan Stitch is similar to feather stitch, as it uses interlocking curved stitches, but is made using stitches that are vertical along the top and bottom edges, rather than curved.
It can be used to outline shapes, as a border, or to join two pieces of material together using a decorative, open lacy stitch.
18. Cross Stitch
Cross Stitch is commonly worked on Aida fabric by stitching one stitch over each square in the fabric, or counted by working over two threads when using an evenweave fabric.
However, cross stitch can also be used as a surface embroidery stitch when working with pre-stamped items, hot iron or other embroidery transfers.
Unlike standard cross stitch, which is worked diagonally, Chinese Cross Stitch is worked using a single horizontal and two vertical vertical straight stitches (groups of three). It makes a pretty border or edging on a project, and can be worked in a single row, or multiple rows.
The stitching area can be pre-marked on the fabric, worked freestyale, or worked as a counted stitch.