Stitches

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

This alphabetical listing gives the preferred stitch names as defined in this web site and used in the Henry Art Gallery catalog. The name chosen for each stitch is either the most commonly used or is descriptive of the stitch structure. Consult the Index for alternative stitch names.

A

Algerian eye

Alternating buttonhole

Alternating buttonhole and straight feather

Alternating chained buttonhole

Alternating double buttonhole edge

Alternating stem

Antique hemstitch

Antwerp and buttonhole picot edge

Antwerp and buttonhole with straight stitch return picot edge

Antwerp edge

Antwerp edge join

Armenian edge

Armenian edge join

Armenian edge with Armenian picot

Arrowhead

Arrowhead (variation 1)

Arrowhead (variation 2)

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B

Back

Back and running

Basket

Basket edge

Basket edge join

Basket filling

Basket weave tent

Bayeux

Bokhara couching

Bosnia

Braid

Breton

Brick

Broad chain

Bullion knot

Burden

Buttonhole

Buttonhole and bullion picot edge

Buttonhole and Vandyke edge

Buttonhole and Vandyke edge (variation 1)

Buttonhole and Vandyke edge (variation 2)

Buttonhole and Venetian picot edge

Buttonhole and Venetian point picot edge

Buttonhole and woven picot edge

Buttonhole cup

Buttonhole edge

Buttonhole join

Buttonhole rings

Buttonhole rings with bullion knot picots

Buttonhole scallops

Buttonhole (variation 1)

Buttonhole (variation 2)

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C

Cable chain

Ceylon

Chain

Chain and up and down buttonhole

Chained bullion knot

Checkered chain

Chevron

Chinese knot

Closed and knotted buttonhole edge

Closed and knotted buttonhole join

Closed and knotted buttonhole join (variation 1)

Closed and knotted buttonhole join (variation 2)

Closed buttonhole

Closed Cretan

Closed Cretan join

Closed double chain

Closed herringbone

Closed square chain

Cloth

Continental tent

Coral knot

Coral knot (variation 1)

Couched filling

Couched honeycomb filling

Couching

Couching and straight and overcast

Couching (variation 1)

Couching with detached chain and buttonhole

Crested chain

Cretan

Cretan and chain

Cretan and chain triangle

Cretan and chain triangle (variation 1)

Cretan and herringbone

Cretan and herringbone (variation 1)

Cretan and herringbone (variation 2)

Cretan and long stem

Cretan and long stem (variation 1)

Cretan join

Cretan (variation 1)

Cretan (variation 2)

Cross

Cross and straight

Cross and upright cross

Cross (variation 1)

Cross-form

Crossed buttonhole

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D

Damask darning

Darning

Deflected honeycomb filling

Detached buttonhole filling

Detached buttonhole filling with straight stitch return

Detached chain

Detached chain and buttonhole

Detached chain and straight

Detached knotted buttonhole filling

Detached open buttonhole filling

Detached overcast

Detached twisted chain

Diagonal cross

Diagonal straight and back

Diagonal straight and back (variation 1)

Diamond hemstitch

Dot

Double back

Double buttonhole

Double buttonhole filling with straight stitch return

Double chain

Double cross

Double darning

Double faggot

Double hemstitch

Double herringbone

Double running

Double running (variation 1)

Double running (variation 2)

Dove's eye

Dove's eye filling

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E

Eastern

Encroaching Gobelin

Encroaching outline

Encroaching satin

Encroaching stem

Encroaching surface satin

Eye

Eyelet filling

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F

Feather

Feather over Cretan join

Feather (variation 1)

Fern

Fishbone

Five strand catch

Flat

Fleur-de-lis

Florentine

Fly

Four-sided

Four-sided (variation 1)

Four-sided (variation 2)

French

French filling

French knot

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G

Ghost

Gobelin

Greek cross

Greek cross filling

Grouped buttonhole

Grouped buttonhole join

Grouped Cretan join

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H

Half Cretan join

Half cross

Heavy chain

Hemstitch

Hemstitch couching

Hemstitch (variation 1)

Herringbone

Herringbone and back join

Hollie

Honeycomb filling

Hungarian braided chain

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I

Interlaced band

Interlaced Cretan join

Interlaced cross

Interlaced double herringbone

Interlaced straight

Italian cross

Italian squared ground

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J

K

Knotted buttonhole join

Knotted cable chain

Knotted Cretan

Knotted Cretan join

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L

Lace filling

Lace filling (variation 1)

Laced herringbone

Lacing

Ladder

Ladder edge

Ladder filling

Ladder hemstitch

Ladder join

Laid work

Linen

Lock

Long and short

Long outline

Long stem

Long-armed cross

Long-armed feather

Long-armed fly

Long-stemmed French knot

Loop

Looped edge

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M

Maltese cross

Maltese cross filling

Montenegrin cross

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O

Oblong cross

One-sided insertion

Open basket

Open basket filling

Open Cretan

Open fishbone

Outline

Overcast

Overcast and back edge

Overcast and herringbone

Overcast edge

Overcast stem

Overcast zigzag darning

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P

Padded buttonhole edge

Padded couching

Padded cross

Padded double back

Padded encroaching satin

Padded half cross

Padded satin

Padded slanting slav

Palestrina knot

Pattern darning

Pekinese

Pekinese (variation 1)

Petal

Pin

Plaited Cretan join

Plaited edge

Pulled back

Pulled back (variation 1)

Pulled satin

Punch

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R

Raised bullion knot

Raised fishbone

Raised stem band

Reverse faggot

Reversed wave

Rosette chain

Roumanian

Roumanian couching

Roumanian join

Running

Running (variation 1)

Russian drawn filling

Russian overcast filling

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S

Satin

Satin (variation 1)

Scroll

Seed

Sheaf

Single buttonhole rings

Single faggot

Single faggot (variation 1)

Single faggot (variation 2)

Single feather

Single feather over withdrawn element

Slanted double feather

Slanted feather

Slanted satin

Slanting Gobelin

Slanting slav

Sorbello

Spaced back

Spaced buttonhole

Spaced buttonhole join

Spaced double back

Spider web lozenge

Split

Split back

Square boss

Square chain

Stacked arrowhead

Stem

Stem and outline

Straight

Straight and back

Straight and back (variation 1)

Straight double feather

Straight feather

Straight Gobelin

Straight stitch join

Surface darning

Surface satin

Surface satin (variation 1)

Sword edging

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T

Tailor's buttonhole

Tambour chain

Threaded arrowhead

Threaded back

Threaded chain

Threaded herringbone

Threaded running

Threaded zigzag double running

Three-sided

Tied cross

Tied herringbone

Tied stem

Trellis back

Triangular join

Triangular two-sided Turkish

Triangular two-sided Turkish (variation 1)

Triple back

Twisted chain

Twisted join

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U

Underside couching

Up and down buttonhole

Upright cross

Upright cross couching

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V

Vandyke

Vandyke edge

Vertical tent

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W

Wave

Wave filling

Wave stitch filling

Web

Whipped chain

Whipped Cretan join

Whipped lace filling

Whipped running

Woven bar

Woven circle filling

Woven picot

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Y

Z

Zigzag chain

Zigzag double running

Zigzag hemstitch

Zigzag overcast edge

Zigzag twisted chain

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