Gobelin Stitch

The Gobelin needlepoint stitch is commonly used for filling large areas of a needlepoint design. 

Stitch Details

Gobelin Stitch Instructions & Diagram

You can see the diagram of this stitch below. 

  • Secure your thread on the backside of the canvas by making a small knot.
  • You'll need to decide how long you want the stitch to be. Usually, it's better to work it over 2 to six canvas threads.
  • Insert the needle from the back of the fabric towards the front, where you want to start stitching.
  • We will do it this time by counting 2 threads of canvas.
  • Move the needle vertically upwards, count 2 threads of canvas, and then insert it into the next intersection.
  • Go down and continue stitching by skipping the same number of canvas threads.
  • Repeat the process as many times as needed.

 Gobelin Stitch Needlepoint Tutorial


Stitch Guides where Gobelin Stitch is used

Check out our Stitch Guides where this stitch is used to get some inspiration for your needlepoint project.

If you have doubts about what stitches to choose for your project - check our Tips to select Needlepoint Stitches or Our favorite Needlepoint Decorative Stitches.
Happy stitching :)

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