Seed Stitch

Schematic drawing of a seed stitch. Schematic drawing of a seed stitch. Drawing by Martin Henze.

A seed stitch (also known as isolated back stitch, seeding stitch, seed fillling stitch or speckling stitch) is in fact a series of tiny straight stitches or back stitches taken at all angles and in any direction, but more or less of an equal length. These small stitches are used to fill in either part of a design or the ground. To be effective the stitches are normally placed quite irregularly and without making any pattern.

The name is also used for a dot stitch, rice grain stitch, or the simple knot stitch.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, p. 182.

Digital source (Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials; retrieved 4 January 2016).


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