Friday, June 14, 2013

June Sampler-along: Sheaf Filling Stitch

Garden Path Sampler - WIP

Are you all ready for the second stitch for your Garden Path Sampler? As you can see, I've worked my section of Granito Stitch - a stitch I'd never, ever done before! Now it's time to add the second segment in Sheaf Filling Stitch, which is a lot of fun to work - let me show you how simple it is!

Sheaf Filling Stitch Tutorial

First stitch three straight stitches side-by-side:

Sheaf -1

Then bring needle back through the fabric, coming from beneath your straight stitches:

Sheaf -2

Bring your needle under the straight stitches from the other side, wrapping your thread around them:

Sheaf -3

And then take your needle back down through the fabric on the other side, essentially creating a second wrap around your little stitch bundle:

Sheaf - 4

And there you have it, a sea of tiny little Sheaf Stitches!

Sheaf Filling Stitch

Sheaf Filling Stitch is fun because you can change the look of it in so many ways - play around with the length of your stitches, how far apart they stand, how many wraps you give them. You can place them randomly as I have, work them in alternating rows checkerboard-style, or end-to-end in long columns!

If you're stitching along with us, don't forget to share your progress in the &Stitches Flickr Group or leave a link to your blog in the comments!


  1. Julie! They are so sweet! Like little bows! I really must get started on mine :)

  2. This is such a pretty stitch! Love it... And I must have been doing it right, because Mr leaned over to look and said they looked like 'little wheat sheaves' - success!

  3. I have never seen this stitch before - it's really beautiful. I will have to think of a way to use it in one of my projects. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  4. Stitches appear much more simple when attacked one at the time like you are presenting. Thank you for taking the time with this for us.

  5. Little bow ties! They're adorable :)

  6. love them little bows! Doing a course we just learned one similar yesterday, you'r tutorial/pics are very helpful!

  7. Hola, que hermosos trabajos, me encantan las manualidades....aunque a veces me cuesta trabajo entender los bordados el punto de cruz si lo hago muy bien... GRACIAS POR MOSTRARNOS SUS TRABAJOS...

  8. projet sympathique! je vais vous suivre! from France, nice project, I'll try to do it...


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