Crewel Sampler – Cloud Filling Stitch

Crewel Sampler - Stitch 4

Stitch #4! Now we’re going to pick a section of our little crewel sampler to fill with cloud filling stitch, which is really, really fun!

Above, you can see that I’ve marked my area out and am placing teensy stitches in a checkerboard fashion (just like the last bit of the couching fill yesterday) in my fuschia color. Then I’ll take a second color (white, in my case, and two strands like yesterday’s for the same reason) and weave it under those little stitches – not unlike huck weaving, now that I think about it. My little stitches are about 1/4″ apart.

But I’m totally cheating and rather than show you the rest of the stitch here, I’m going to send you over to &Stitches, where I previously wrote a tutorial for this very same stitch: &Stitches’ Cloud Filling Stitch Tutorial. It’s a little cheeky, but I was prepping to show it to you when I had a funny feeling I’d done this before! So set your area up like I have above, then pop along to the tutorial to see how to weave in your top threads.

I have to be honest, I wasn’t really happy with how my sample in regular DMC floss looked, but I absolutely love it in crewel wool!

3 Comments on Crewel Sampler – Cloud Filling Stitch

  1. wendy
    March 20, 2014 at 15:42 (4 years ago)

    I hopped over to look at the Huck Weaving post… looks interesting! Where did you get the fabric from?

    • julie
      March 21, 2014 at 01:09 (4 years ago)

      I’m sorry, I can’t answer that at all – because I have absolutely no idea! I had been thinking about getting some huck towelling and where I might find that when I found a piece of it, as if by magic, in my embroidery box! I have *no* idea where it came from, I think my mother probably gave it to me with a pile of other bits. I didn’t know anything about huck weaving at the time, so I didn’t realize that it was in there!

  2. Sondra
    March 20, 2014 at 19:08 (4 years ago)

    love what you are doing!!!!!


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