Open Basket Filling

Structural Category


Specific Usage


Other Names



This deflected element stitch constructed from rows of adjacent stitches gives the appearance of weaving. Work a complete vertical row carrying the thread on the reverse where the horizontal row will cross.

Diagram source : Virginia Harvey, reprinted by permission.

Bibliographic Sources

Lantz, Sherlee and Maggie Lane. A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas, p. 464.
Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 89.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 200.