Rice stitch is also known as Crossed Corners and William & Mary stitch. This generally worked on canvas but you can also work on linen. hence the name cross stitch. It is very famous and often used stitch in hand embroidery. You will have to know cross stitch for working this stitch.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Rice Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands for making the cross stitch and 3 strands for making the corners.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Rice Stitch
1. Start by working the cross stitch.
2. Next, add a second layer of diagonal stitches to each arm of the cross.
3. Continue until the end of the pattern.
Tips for working the Rice Stitch
- Knowing the cross stitch will help to work this stitch easily.
- You can work this stitch close together without the gap as shown in the tutorial above.
- You can also make different variations with this stitch.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used for many decorative embroidery stitches.
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- Maidenhair stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Fern Stitch
- Cast On Stitch
- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Closed Feather Stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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