Term of the Week: Confetti Stitching


This week there will be an extra Term of the Week because the article I wrote to go up on Wednesday, was somehow erased and saved and could not be retrieved. Soooo an extra Term of the Week instead and I’ll rewrite the article for another week.

So, what is Confetti Stitching? No, it’s not a specific technique or a different kind of stitch!

First let’s look at the actual definition for confetti, courtesy of Dictionary.Reference.com:

( used with a singular verb ) small bits of paper, usually colored, thrown or dropped from a height to enhance the gaiety of a festive event, as a parade, wedding, or New Year’s Eve party.
An example of confetti.

An example of confetti.

So that’s what confetti actually is, but what’s confetti stitching? Well, it’s a similar thing. Confetti Stitching is having a bunch of different colors in one area, usually a 10 by 10 square. It’s called confetti due to the stitches looking like the small bits of colored paper once you’ve finished the area.

Most stitchers hate confetti stitching because it’s difficult to keep your stitching neat when you have to carry your thread all over the place. Starting and stopping your thread can be difficult as well. However some people love it!  It’s the beauty of cross-stitch – we all have different tastes and preferences.

How much confetti stitching do you usually do in a project? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Leave a comment below!


“Term of the Week” is a weekly blog post highlighting a new word or phrase commonly used among cross-stitchers but not found in an ordinary dictionary. These posts are to help explain the words’ meanings in context and provide a resource for anyone wondering what a term like “frogging” means. Check back every Thursday!