*Stitch Index* 
(Alphabetical)
J - Z

Jacquard Stitch

Kalem Stitch

Kelim Stitch

Kilim Stitch

Knitting Stitch

Knitting Stitch (Diagonal)

Knitting Stitch 
(Reverse Tvistom)

Knotted Stitch

Knotted Stitch (Single)

Ladder Stitch

Leaf Stitch

Leaf Stitch (Diagonal)

Leaf Stitch with Backstitch

Leviathan Stitch

Leviathan Stitch (Double)

Leviathan Stitch 
(Triple)

Long Armed Cross Stitch

Long Stitch

Long and Short Stitch

Loop Stitch

Mexican Cross Stitch

Milanese Stitch

Montenegrin Stitch

Moorish Stitch

Mosaic Stitch

Mosaic Stitch (Crossed)

Mound Stitch

Nobuko Stitch

Oblique Stitch

Oblique Stitch (Diagonal)

Oblique Stitch (Reverse)

Oblique Slav Stitch

Oblong Cross Stitch

Oblong Cross Stitch with Backstitch

Oriental Stitch

Outline Stitch

Palestrina Stitch

Palace Pattern Stitch

Paris Stitch

Parisian Stitch

Pavillion Stitch

Perspective Stitch

Plait Stitch

Plait Stitch (Crossed)

Plait Stitch (Square)

Plaited Edge Stitch

Plaited Gobelin Stitch

Plaited Interlaced Stitch

Portuguese Cross Stitch

Portuguese Stem Stitch

Princess Pattern Stitch

Pyramid Stitch

Quick Point

Raised Stitch

Raised Cross Stitch

Ray Stitch

Ray Stitch (Expanded)

Renaissance Stitch

Rep Stitch

Reverse Bargello

Reversed Basketweave Stitch

Reversed Cross Stitch

Rhodes Stitch

Ribbed Wheels Stitch

Rice Stitch

Rice Stitch (Padded)

Rococco Stitch

Roman Stitch

Rope Stitch

Roumanian Stitch

Rug Binding Stitch

Rya Stitch

Satin Stitch

Satin Stitch
 (Alternating)

Satin Stitch
 (Padded)

Scotch Stitch

Scotch Stitch (Alternating)

Scotch Stitch (Condensed)

Scotch Stitch (Crossed)

Scotch Stitch (Woven)

Scottish Stitch

Sheaf Stitch

Shell Stitch

Single Knotted Stitch

Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Smyrna Cross Stitch

Sorbello Stitch

Soumak Stitch

Spanish Stitch

Spider Web Stitch

Split Stitch

Sprats Head Stitch

Square Plait Stitch

Star Stitch

Star Stitch (Large)

Stem Stitch

Stem Stitch
 (Diagonal)

Stepped Sheaf Stitch

Surrey Stitch

Sutherland Pattern Stitch

Tapestry Stitch

Tent Stitch

Tent Stitch (Alternating)

Tent Stitch
 (Diagonal Mosaic)

Tie Stitch

Trame

Trammed Tent Stitch

Triangle Stitch

Tufting Stitch

Turkey Stitch

Tvistom Stitch

Two Sided Italian 
Cross Stitch

Upright Cross Stitch

Van Dyke Stitch

Velvet Stitch

Waffle Stitch

Wave Stitch (Closed)

Wave Stitch (Open)

Weaving Stitch

Web Stitch

Wheat Sheaf Stitch

Woven Band Stitch 

Woven Pattern 
Stitch


LONG STITCH (Straight Stitch)
LOng Stitch Diagram
Long Stitch (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, go up across your choice of canvas threads (here we have chosen six), bring the needle down at B. Bring the needle up at C, move up over six canvas threads, bring the needle down at D. Bring the needle up at E, move up over six canvas threads, bring the needle down at F. Bring the needle up at G, move up over six canvas threads, bring the needle down at H. Bring the needle up at I, move up over six canvas threads, bring the needle down at J. For an example of what you can create with this simple stitch, scroll down this page...
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Long Stitches are worked vertically. They are a great stitch for working large pieces of 
I named this piece "The 4 F's" (fish, fowl, flowers, flutterbys). This project is a free-standing, four piece, hinged room divider that stands 6 feet tall with the hand carved frame. Each section is 2 1/2 feet wide, plus frame. 

The frame is made of wood, painted antique white and has hidden hinges that connect each section. The back of the piece is covered with the same antique white 
wood, making it attactive from whichever angle you view it. It will fold together for ease of transportation. 

It was inspired by Japanese Silk Screens. Unable to afford a Japanenese Silk Screen and having no knowledge of silk screening techniques, I decided to try designing my own, using needlepoint. 

The choice of design makes an interesting story. Because this was the first 
needlepoint project I had ever designed, I was not knowledgable when it came to the amount of yarn I would need. A local craft store was clearing out it's needlepoint yarn - at obscenely low prices - so I purchased most of what they had. What they had was yarn in a wide range of colors, but in small quantities. This encouraged me to choose something colorful to design that would use small amounts of yarn. 

So, my first choice was butterflies. Once that section was finished, I decided to try birds, then flowers and finally, fish (mostly tropical). As you can tell, I pretty much made it up as I went along. There was no grand plan to the project. After it was complete, I approached a local woodworker that I knew, explained what I wanted and he created the beautiful, one-of-a-kind frame.

The entire project was worked in Long Stitch. I simply drew butterfly or bird or flower or fish, placed the 10-mesh mono canvas over the design and traced it onto the canvas. From there, I worked the stitches directly onto the canvas. No counting was necessary because the design was already on the canvas! Pretty cool, huh? It took me about a year to complete.

I have also designed and stitched another 4-piece room divider, with cats and dogs as the theme. Unfortunately, it was destroyed a few years ago in a house fire. Fortunately, no lives were lost or injuries sustained. I have recently decided to use some of the dogs and cats from that design for projects here, at stitchopedia.com. The first one is called Boris, The Boxer. You will see the FREE LONG STITCH design ads throughout the site for this project, or you may simply click on the image below to be taken directly to him. Happy stitchin'... 
Fish, Fowl, Flowers and Flutterbys...
A journey through a long stitch project...

By: Carolyn McNeil
4/1/2008
Boris, The Boxer
20" x 16"
Long Stitch design with Brick Stitch background
By: Carolyn McNeil
 
canvas. However, do not create a stitch that is too long...This stitch may be adjusted in length to suit any area. It is an excellent stitch for creating wrinkles in a face or on clothing. Where one long stitch ends and another begins, a "line" is formed that can create the illusion of the wrinkle you are attempting to create. One diagram has been used to demonstrate this stitch. Clicking on the PRINTABLE VERSION icon, located at the end of the diagram, will direct you to the page to print these instructions.
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Basil, The Bulldog, Sample Long Stitch:
This image shows a close-up of Basil, The Bulldog (full image is below). You can see from this image how the long stitch is worked from detailed line to detailed line. These detailed lines have been drawn onto the canvas and are simple to follow.  Where one long stitch ends and another long stitch begins, the details of the image begin to form - in this case, the wrinkles in Basils furry coat. 
Helpful hint: Always separate the 3-ply persian yarn before stitching. This is what gives the piece a full look - you cannot tell one long stitch from another. Instead the row of long stitches literally FILL the canvas and create a 3-D effect.
Long Stitch ends at this line.

Long Stitch begins at this line.


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*Stitch Index* 
(Alphabetical)
A - I

2,4,6,8 & Tie Stitch

Algerian Eye Stitch

Algerian Eye Daisy
 Stitch

Algerian Filling Stitch

Algerian Plait Stitch

Alternating Cross 
Stitch

Astrakhan Stitch

Aubusson Stitch

Back Stitch

Bargello Stitch

Basketweave Stitch

Bazaar Stitch

Binding Stitch

Bokhara Couching Stitch

Bokhara Couching Stitch (Diagonal)

Bokhara Couching Stitch (Staggered)

Brazilian Stitch

Brick Stitch

Brighton Stitch

Bullion Knot

Buttonhole Stitch

Buttonhole Stitch (Detached)

Buttonhole Stitch (Double)

Buttonhole Stitch (Tailored)

Buttonhole Stitch (Whipped)

Buttonhole Wheel
 Stitch

Byzantine Stitch

Cable Stitch

Cashmere Stitch

Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch
 (Braided Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Heavy Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Interlaced Variation)

Chain Stitch (Lazy
 Daisy Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Raised Variation)

Checker Stitch

Continental Stitch

Coral Knot Stitch

Couching Stitch

Couching Stitch (Buttonhole Variation)

Couching Stitch (Herringbone Variation)

Couching Stitch
 (Open Chain  Variation)

Cretan Stitch

Cretan Stitch 
(Diagonal Variation)

Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch (Bound)

Cross Stitch (Diagonal)

Cross Stitch (Heavy)

Cross Stitch (Houndstooth)

Cross Stitch (Reinforced)

Cross Stitch
 (Reversed Double)

Cross Stitch
 (Staggered)

Cross Stitch (St.Andrew)

Cross Stitch
 (St.George)

Cross Stitch (Trame)

Cross Stitch (Triple)

Cross Stitch
 (Two-Sided)

Cross Stitch
 (Woven)

Cushion Stitch

Czar Stitch

Diagonal Stitch

Darning Stitch

Diagonal Buttonhole Stitch

Diagonal Interlaced Stitch

Diagonal Leaf Stitch

Diamond Stitch

Diamond Eyelet Stitch

Diaper Pattern Stitch

Double Cross Stitch

Double Knot Stitch

Double Star Stitch

Double Stitch

Double Straight
 Cross Stitch

Droit Stitch

Eastern Stitch

Economic Stitch

Egyptian Stitch

Encroaching Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Eye Stitch

Eye Stitch with Backstitch

Fan Stitch

Fancy Stitch

Feather Stitch

Fern Stitch

Fishbone Stitch

Fishbone Stitch (Diagonal)

Flame Stitch

Flat Stitch

Flat Stitch (Crossed)

Florentine Stitch

Florentine Stitch (Split)

Fly Stitch (Closed)

French Knot

French Stitch

Ghiordes Knot

Gobelin Stitch

Gobelin Droit Stitch

Gobelin Filling Stitch

Gobelin Stitch 
(Trammed Upright)

Greek Stitch

Half Cross Stitch

Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone Stitch (Double)

Herringbone Gone Wrong Stitch

Herringbone Stitch
 (Six Step)

Hobnail Stitch

Hungarian Stitch

Hungarian Diamond Stitch

Hungarian Ground 
Stitch

Hungarian Ground 
Stitch (Diagonal)

Hungarian Point Stitch

Interlocking Gobelin Stitch

Irish Stitch
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