Ray Stitch

The Ray Needlepoint Stitch resembles the rays of the sun. It's often used to fill in areas with a textured and radiating pattern. 

Stitch Details

Ray Stitch Instructions & Diagram

You can see the diagram of this stitch below.

  • Start by making a diagonal stitch down to the left skipping two canvas intersections, then move the needle two canvas intersections diagonally up to the left, insert the needle, and make a diagonal stitch to the same canvas hole as the bottom of the first stitch, this will be the "center hole"
  • Move the needle one canvas thread to the right and three canvas threads up, then make a stitch from there to the center hole
  • Make the same stitch on the other side, creating a mirror effect
  • Bring the needle four canvas threads up and make a vertical straight stitch to the center hole



Stitch Guides where Ray 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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