Nobuko Stitch

Nobuko is a diagonal needlepoint stitch with stitches of alternating sizes, and it is a great option for background areas.

Stitch Details

Nobuko 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 and insert the needle from the back of the canvas to the front at the starting point
  • Move vertically to the next canvas intersection, forming a vertical stitch. Insert the needle from the front to the back
  • Insert the needle back into the canvas hole below the first stitch
  • Make a diagonal stitch parallel to the previous one, skipping three canvas intersections
  • Repeat the steps alternating between a stitch that skips one canvas intersection and a stitch that skips three canvas intersections 
  • All stitches in a row must be made at the same level

how to Nobuko stitch needlepoint diagram


Nobuko Stitch Video Tutorial 


Stitch Guides where Nobuko 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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