Stitch Dictionary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z # A Adjoining Eyelets (for Hardanger) Adjoining Wrap (for Hardanger) (Greek Cross) Antwerp Stitch Edging (for Hardanger) Top B Back Stitch Basketweave (Diagonal Tent Stitch) Bead Attachments Back Stitch Bugle Bead Back Stitch Pair of Beads Back Stitch Single Bead Sequin Attachment Stitches Whip Stitch Bugle Bead Whip Stitch Single Bead Blanket Stitch Edge (for Hardanger) Box Stitch (for Hardanger) Box Stitch – Stair Step Method (for Hardanger) Branched Spokes (for Hardanger) Buttonhole (for Hardanger) Top C Cable Stitch Cable Stitch (for Hardanger) (also referenced as Faggot Stitch) Circular Web (for Hardanger) Chain Stitch Colonial Knot Continental Tent Coral Stitch Corn Field Couching Crewel Stitch (Outline, South Kensington, Stem) Cross Stitch (and variations) Cross Stitch (for Pulled Thread) Top D Darning (for Lace Net) Darning (for mending) Darning (for Naversom) Darning Filling Stitch (for Hardanger) Diagonal Stitch (for Naversom) Diagonal Tent Stitch (Basketweave) Double Back Stitch (for Pulled Thread) Double Circular Web (for Hardanger) Double Cross Stitch (Smyrna Cross) Double Dutch Double Running/Holbein (for blackwork) Dove’s Eyes (webs) (for Hardanger) Dove’s Eyes with Spokes (for Hardanger) Top E Edelweiss (Spider Flower Web) (for Hardanger) Edge Stitch (for Filet Lace) Enclosed Web (for Hardanger) Eyelet Top F Faggot Stitch (for Hardanger) (also referenced as Cable Stitch) Faggot Stitch (for Pulled Thread) Feather Stitch Flower Filling (for Hardanger) Fly Stitch Four Sided Stitch (for Pulled Thread) French Knot Fringe Stitch Top G Gobelin Stitch Goose-Eye (for Naversom) Greek Cross (for Hardanger) (Adjoining Wrap) Greek Cross (for Pulled Thread) Ground Stitch (for Naversom) Top H Half Cross Tent (for Canvaswork) Half Web Center Circle (for Hardanger) Hemstitch (straight) Herringbone Herringbone (for Temari) Holbein (Double Running) (for reversible blackwork) Top I Italian Cross Stitch Top J Top K Kensington Outline Stitch (Split) Kerrie’s Stitch (woven triangles) (for Hardanger) Kloster (for Hardanger) (Satin Stitch Block) Top L Lacy Buttonhole (for Hardanger) Large Outer Web (for Hardanger) Lazy Daisy (for Hardanger) Leaf Stitch Linen Stitch (point de toile) (for Filet Lace) Long and Short Stitches (for Needlepainting) Long-Arm Cross Stitch Loop Stitch (for Huck) Top M Top N Nutmeg (filling stitch) (for Hardanger) Top O Outline Stitch Top P Padded Satin and Satin Stitch (for Stumpwork and Embroidery) Palestrina Knot (aka Old English knot stitch, twilling stitch, pearl stitch, and double knot stitch) Pearl Stitch Needlelace Edge (for Hardanger) Picot (for Hardanger) Pinwheel (filling stitch) (for Hardanger) Top Q Top R Railroad Stitch Rhodes Butterfly Rhodes Heart Rice Stitch Running Stitch Running Stitch (for Chicken Scratch) Top S Satin Pairs (for Hardanger) Satin and Padded Satin Stitch (for Stumpwork and Embroidery) Satin Stitch Block (for Hardanger) (Kloster) Sequin Attachment Stitches Shell Stitch Smyrna Cross (Double Cross Stitch) Spider Flower Web (Edelweiss) (for Hardanger) Spider Web Stitch (for embroidery) Split Stitch (Kensington Outline) Star Filler Stem Stitch (Outline, Crewel, South Kensington) Step Stitch (for Huck) Straight Stitch (for Huck) Straight Stitch (for embroidery) Straight Stitch (for Pulled Thread) Rosette (Struvor) Filling Stitch (for Hardanger) Sunflower Wrap (for Hardanger) Top T Tailored Buttonhole (for Hardanger) Triangular Web (Three-sided web) (for Hardanger) Turkey Work Twisted Bars Twisted Stitch (for silk ribbon) Top U Top V Top W Webs (Dove’s Eyes) (for Hardanger) Wheat Stitch Whip Stitch Single Bead Whip Stitch Bugle Bead Woven (Wrapped) Bars (for Hardanger) Woven Stitch Woven Circle (for Chicken Scratch) Woven Triple Spokes (for Hardanger) Wrapped Rose Stitch Top X Top Y Top Z Zig Zag Stitch (for Huck) Top # Top
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How do you make a waste knot? Is there more than one?
A waste knot is used to start that first thread so that you don’t have a knot on the back of your fabric. The way I do my waste knot, sometimes called an away knot, is to knot the end of your thread like normal. Then pick a spot on your fabric about 2 inches from where you want to start. Going from the top side of your fabric, take your needle through the fabric at that spot. The knot will be on top of your fabric. Start stitching like normal. Once you are done stitching that thread you can do a couple of things with the knot. Some people go ahead and cut the knot and weave the ends through the stitching on the backside, if there is enough thread on the back to make it secure. Others will wait until the very end of their project to cut and weave in their ends. It is whatever works best for you and the project you are doing. Hope this helps!
THank you. It does make everything much neater!
Is there a good software program for charting a needlepoint design?
We have a couple different options: https://www.nordicneedle.com/needlework-software
What he said ^. And also, I’d like to save these stitches. Is there an archive available, in any format? I have a close friend in prison working on a 25 year sentence for DUI who beads for a living in there. He would like to learn new stitches and techniques, and I’m looking for a way to print out all the materials I can find to assist him. Thank you anyone who can help.