Embroidery Term of the Week: Weave Fillcomments (2) April 20th, 2008
Weave-fill stitch is a machine embroidery term. It describes the stitches that “fill in” an embroidery design. There are a few kinds of fill stitches. Weave fill is commonly used as the base of a design to create large shapes that may or may not have additional shading stitches, as well. It is created by a series of short stitches that create a smooth, patch-like surface. Some weave fill stitches, known as embossed fill or fancy fill, are created to have a pattern “stitched” into them.
If you’re new to embroidery, most designs with a solid background are created with a weave fill. They tend to be on the dense side, so use a substantial stabilizer, like Ultra Clean and Tear from OESD, to support the embroidery.
If you’re starting to dabble in creating your own embroidery designs, you can play with the weave fill to get different effects. Try changing the angle of the fill. You’ll be surprised at how different the same fill will look.