There are more than 100 embroidery stitches, grouped into various categories.
Stitches usually used to fill in a design.
long and short stitch
Stitch consisting of overlapping rows of long and short stitches to cover a surface.
Oblique stitch alternately arranged on the left and right of an imaginary axis.
Stitches forming an open or closed loop.
Stitch created by forming closed loops that are repeated like the links in a chain.
Stitch created by forming successive open loops, linked or unlinked.
Stitches created by winding the thread around the needle.
Stitch created by rolling the thread several times around the needle and reinserting the needle a little farther on to create a line of thread.
French knot stitch
Stitch created by rolling the thread two or three times around the needle and reinserting it very close to the original point of insertion to create a cluster.
Stitches used to fill in and give relief to a design.
Romanian couching stitch
A stitch forms the base of the embroidery over the entire width of the line, and an angled or vertical stitch covers the center.
Oriental couching stitch
Vertical stitches are crossed with horizontal lines held together by isolated stitches staggered from one row to the next.
Stitches made up of a succession of diagonal straight stitches that meet and then change direction.
Stitch composed of intersecting diagonal straight stitches following two parallel lines.
Stitch consisting of diagonal straight stitches that meet at the top and bottom of two parallel rows.