The idea behind the Basic Weaving stitch is very versatile and can be used in endless variations. It's unexpected and retro looking. A cute idea for this stitch would be to use it to fill in a larger area (where you might normally use satin stitch.)
The above example uses stitches of more uneven length than the below tutorial but it's all the same idea. Feel free to try any variations you can think of!
Start by making a vertical stitch as shown above. You can tie a small knot in the back to start. The number "1" is the needle's exit point and the "2" is the entry point (as seen from the right side of the fabric).
After you enter at point #2 come back up to the left and exit at point #3. Go back in at point #4.
Proceed in this way until there are 5 vertical stitches.
The back should look like this- neat with no diagonal lines. This will make the back less bulky. I always try (but don't always succeed!) to have the back of my embroidery look as tidy as the front.
Using second thread color exit the fabric on the bottom left side of the vertical stitches, at the brown #1 point.
Remember, the second thread color's exit and entry points will be represented by the brown numbers.
Weave the second thread color through the vertical stitches: over the first stitch, under the second, over the third etc.
I find it easiest to weave though stitches leading with the EYE end of the needle, not the pointy end. That way you won't split
the thread on any of the vertical stitches.
After weaving the thread enter the fabric (or paper in this case!) at brown point #2. Next come out at brown point #3 and weave through the vertical stitches the opposite way: UNDER the first stitch and OVER the second etc... then enter the fabric at brown point #4. Exit at brown point #5. Weave OVER/UNDER and then finally enter at brown point #6 and you'll be done!
If making a long line of these stitches, as in the pillow case project pictured above, I find it easiest to first do all of the first color stitches all the way down the row, then add the second color to all of them. It goes lot faster this way!