Embroidery Term of the Week: Weave Fill

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Here is a picture of a plain weave fill (left) and an embossed weave
fill (right.)  As you can see, the embossed—sometimes also called fancy
fill—has a pattern stitched into it.

Here is a picture of a plain weave fill (left) and an embossed weave fill (right.)  As you can see, the embossed—sometimes also called fancy fill—has a pattern stitched into it.

Photo: Jennifer Stern

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.

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Jeanne_L_B writes: I'm still searching for any stitchers who do swedish weaving/hucktoweling and know where to purchase the original cloth, not what they sell and call hucktoweling today.
Posted: 12:49 pm on May 3rd
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