Monday 3 October 2022

Sunday Stitch School -Lesson 227: Blanket Stitch Honeycomb

Hello there. 
This week's stitch is a filling stitched called Blanket Stitch Honeycomb. I found it at Sarah's Hand Embroidery Stitch Tutorials where you can see a photo tutorial.

On YouTube, there is this neat video.

Both these tutorials show clearly how to stitch so I recommend that you have a look.
However, I wanted my edges to be a bit neater and have made some changes:

Start with an upright Back Stitch

I have worked over three holes in a square.

Anchor the last stitch, then come out at the bottom of the last 'leg'.

For the next row, notice the position and direction of the needle.

Don't bite the fabric.

At the end of the row, anchor at the bottom of the first 'leg'.

When you need no more rows, make a line of Back Stitch to get a fake Buttonhole look.

Are you confused? Have you fallen asleep after seeing all these pictures? With a bit of patience and care it is quite straight forward.

Add to the samplers.


  1. No I'm not confused! Very good tutorial and an impressive stitch with many possible uses, good filler and good texture. Thank you for sharing.

  2. That's an intriguing stitch. Much better on a grid, I suspect!

  3. I think I would have to rule all my lines first if not using Aida fabric.

  4. It's a pretty filling stitch and I think it's a nice one to play with.

  5. It took a lot of patience and care to take all those photos and post them! It looks like a fun stitch.


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