Meaning of faggot filling stitch in English:

faggot filling stitch


  • A decorative stitch used to fill a large area, consisting of a series or group of stitches each resembling a bundle of sticks, formed by sewing three small vertical stitches and joining them together in the middle with one or two horizontal ones.

    More usually called sheaf stitch, sheaf filling stitch.


1930s; earliest use found in Mary Thomas (b. 1889).