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« on: March 18, 2012 06:52:20 AM »

I love the way stitching looks when it is filled in. I have mastered the satin stitch but what is your favorite way to fill in something? Any pointers?
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012 09:01:25 PM »

I wish there were more reply's here! I love how nice and clean a satin stitch looks. It isn't the best for filling in very large areas though. It puffs out. Is there a clean looking stitch that is a good filler?
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012 08:11:34 AM »

I'm new to traditional embroidery.  I do well with satin stitch, but I really prefer the way a chain stitch looks for filling most things.  It gives it much more texture.  I stitch the chain along the edges and fill in the same way.  It really accentuates the shape more than I think satin does.  I'll take a picture of a weird little towel I'm working on that I tried it on.

Also surprised this one didn't get more answers.  *shrug*

Here's the hand towel.  It's not finished yet, but I am using the technique I described on the leaves of the lettuce. 

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012 12:25:01 PM »

I usually use satin stitching. I never thought about using a different stitch... that just proves I need this site to help me think outside of the box!

If an area is really large and I don't want to fill it in with satin stitching, I will use crayon and my iron to 'stain' the fabric. I have used french knots in the past before too, to give something a bumpy look, but only if the space is relatively small. I have mastered french knots, but sometimes it just takes too long to fill space when you have a two week limit to get it in the mail.

I will have to experiment with a few more stitches to see how they look being used to fill an empty space.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012 06:53:44 AM »

Satin stitch on small areas.
Long and short stitch for satin stitch look on bigger areas
Roumanian couching
Bokhara couching
Just plain couching.
Trellis couching/laid work
battlement stitch
Chain stitch
Split stitch
Stem stitch makes a really cool and sturdy filling stitch
French knots
Bullion knots (makes really cool hair or lion's mane)
Detached buttonhole stitch

Jacobean crewel work was often HUGE (leaves, 12 inches long) and filled in with elaborate filling stitches, so it's a really good embroidery form to study for filling large areas.

Practically any stitch can be used to fill an area, depending on the texture you want. I had a hand-made poodle skirt from the 50s that my mother left me: the poodle was completely stitched in french knots, with a chain stitch-filled collar and leash. Chinese embroidery from Suzhou embroidery uses "random" short stitches to create an impressionistic look to the final piece. It's an amazing painterly effect.

Let me know if this helps or not. I can find examples of most of these if you want to see them. Smiley
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