What are stitches?

Some articles on stitches:

Pad Stitch
... Pad stitches are a type of running stitch made by placing small stitches perpendicular to the line of stitching ... Pad stitches secure two or more layers of fabric together and give the layers more firmness smaller and denser stitches create more firmness ...
Smocking - Method
... Individual smocking stitches also vary considerably in tightness, so embroiderers usually work a sampler for practice and reference when they begin to learn smocking ... side of the fabric and gathering it with temporary running stitches ... These stitches are anchored on each end in a manner that facilitates later removal and are analogous to basting stitches ...
Straight Stitch
... Straight or Flat stitch is a class of simple embroidery and sewing stitches in which individual stitches are made without crossing or looping the thread ... These stitches are used to form broken or unbroken lines or starbursts, fill shapes, and create geometric designs ... stitch, satin stitch and darning stitch are all classed as straight or flat stitches ...
Stitches - Other Meanings
... use of computer software Stitch and glue, a DIY method Stitches The Journal of Medical Humour, a Canadian humour magazine Stitches (store), a Canadian store Stitches, an award winning memoir by David Small published in ...
Shell Stitch - Construction
... The basic method of producing shell stitches is to anchor several long stitches into the same base, anchoring both ends with short stitches in a manner ... Variant patterns may use longer stitches such as triple crochet, may vary the number of stitches, or alter the anchoring method ... When the entire fabric consists of shell stitches the visual effect may be enhanced by alternating two or three different colors one for each row ...