Wave Stitch Filling
An Arrowhead Stitch variation. Worked back and forth, from right to left and back again. Creates an overall diamond pattern.
Weaving Stitch Filling
A drawn thread stitch that requires alternately drawing out two threads and leaving two threads to create a square grid, or lattice, foundation. The remaining threads are Whipstitched together and the design woven in, either horizontally or verically.
Worked along a vertical line, top to bottom. The two diagonal lines are stitched first as an anchor for the loop.
A variation of Overcast Stitch in which the stitches are spaced apart. Used in hand-sewing to stitch seams and hems. In embroidery it is most often seen in combination with other stitches.
Whipped Back Stitch
Considered by some to be a more accurate method of outlining a curved shape than Outline Stitch. Creates a slightly raised line.
Whipped Chain Stitch
A composite stitch made up of Chain Stitch whipped with the same or contrasting thread.
Whipped Running Stitch
A line of Running Stitch in which the stitches are whipped together with a similar or complimentary color.
Whipped Stem Stitch
To create a heavier outline, a foundation of Stem/Outline Stitch is gone over with Whip Stitch that encircles the foundation line but doesn't pierce the fabric.
Wide Gobelin Stitch
A variation of Gobelin Stitch. Each stitch is longer and more slanted, being stitched over two vertical and three horizontal threads of the canvas.
Window Filling Stitch
A drawn fabric stitch. Reverses to Double Stitch Filling.
Straight Line Stitch
A labor-intensive edge decoration that produces a fairly large picot. Best worked with a firm, heavy thread and requiring a straight pin to support the picot until completed.