Index

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 includes all the stitches defined on this web site along with alternative stitch names, transposed names, and cross references.

A

Algerian eye

Alternating buttonhole

Alternating buttonhole and straight feather

Alternating chained buttonhole

Alternating double buttonhole edge

Alternating stem

Ancient. See Lacing

Antique. See Lacing; Roumanian

Antique couching. See Roumanian couching

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

            Stacked arrowhead

            Threaded arrowhead

Arrowhead cross. See Italian cross

Arrowhead (variation 1)

Arrowhead (variation 2)

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B

Back

            Double back. See also Closed herringbone

            Padded double back

            Pulled back

            Pulled back (variation 1)

            Spaced back

            Spaced double back

            Split back

            Straight and back

            Straight and back (variation 1)

            Threaded back

            Trellis back

            Triple back

Back and running

Bargello. See Florentine

Barred witch. See Threaded herringbone

Barrier. See Bosnia

Baseball lacing. See Lacing

Basket

            Open basket

Basket edge

Basket edge join

Basket filling

            Open basket filling

Basket weave tent

Bayeux

Bead edging. See Rosette chain

Beaded. See Coral knot

Berlin. See Cross

Bermuda faggoting. See Three-sided

Big writing. See Closed square chain

Blanket. See Spaced buttonhole

Blind. See Pekinese

Blind knot. See Chinese knot

Bokhara. See Bokhara couching

Bokhara couching

Bosnia

Bosnian. See Bosnia

Braid

Breton

Briar. See Feather; Slanted feather

Brick. See also Long and short

Broad chain

Broken chain. See Single feather

Bullion. See Bullion knot

Bullion knot

            Chained bullion knot

            Raised bullion knot

Burden. See also Couching

Button. See Buttonhole

Buttonhole

            Alternating buttonhole

            Alternating buttonhole and straight feather

            Alternating chained buttonhole

            Alternating double buttonhole edge

            Chain and up and down buttonhole

            Closed buttonhole

            Closed and knotted buttonhole edge

            Closed and knotted buttonhole join

            Closed and knotted buttonhole join (variation 1)

            Closed and knotted buttonhole join (variation 2)

            Crossed buttonhole

            Detached buttonhole filling

            Detached buttonhole filling with straight stitch return. See also Cloth

            Detached knotted buttonhole filling

            Detached open buttonhole filling

            Double buttonhole

            Double buttonhole filling with straight stitch return

            Grouped buttonhole. See also Spaced buttonhole

            Grouped buttonhole join

            Knotted buttonhole join

            Padded buttonhole edge

            Single buttonhole rings

            Spaced buttonhole. See also Grouped buttonhole

            Spaced buttonhole join

            Tailor’s buttonhole

            Up and down buttonhole

Buttonhole and Antwerp picot edge

Buttonhole and Antwerp with straight stitch return picot edge

Buttonhole and bullion picot edge

Buttonhole and straight feather

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 bars. See Double Buttonhole

Buttonhole cup

Buttonhole edge

            Alternating double buttonhole edge

            Closed and knotted buttonhole edge

            Padded buttonhole edge

Buttonhole insertion. See Buttonhole join; Grouped buttonhole join

Buttonhole join

            Closed and knotted buttonhole join

            Closed and knotted buttonhole join (variation 1)

            Closed and knotted buttonhole join (variation 2)

            Grouped buttonhole join

            Knotted buttonhole join

            Spaced buttonhole join

Buttonhole rings

            Single          

            With bullion knot picots

Buttonhole scallops

Buttonhole (variation 1)

Buttonhole (variation 2)

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C

Cable. See Alternating stem; Cable chain

Cable chain

Cable stem. See Alternating stem

Canvas. See Continental tent

Catch. See Herringbone

Caterpillar. See Bullion knot

Centipede. See Loop

Ceylon

Chain

            Broad chain

            Checkered chain

            Closed double chain

            Closed square chain

            Crested chain

            Detached chain

            Detached chain and buttonhole

            Detached chain and straight

            Detached twisted chain

            Double chain

            Heavy chain

            Hungarian braided chain

            Knotted cable chain

            Rosette chain

            Square chain

            Tambour chain

            Threaded chain

            Twisted chain

            Whipped chain

            Zigzag chain

            Zigzag twisted chain

Chain and up and down buttonhole

Chained bullion knot

Chained knot. See Chained bullion knot

Checkered chain

Chevron

Chiara. See Double running

Chinese. See Pekinese

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 basket. See Basket

Closed buttonhole

Closed Cretan

Closed Cretan join

Closed double chain

Closed herringbone. See also Double back

Closed square chain

Cloth. See also Detached buttonhole filling with straight stitch return; Double darning

Coil. See Bullion knot

Continental tent

Coral knot. See also Scroll

Coral knot (variation 1)

Coral knotted herringbone. See Tied herringbone

Cording. See Overcast

Cordonnet. See Whipped running

Couche rentre. See Underside couching

Couched filling

Couched honeycomb filling

Couching. See also Burden

            Bokhara couching

            Hemstitch couching

            Padded couching

            Roumanian couching

            Underside couching

            Upright cross couching

            With detached chain and buttonhole

Couching and straight and overcast

Couching (variation 1)

Crested chain

Cretan. See also Long-armed feather

            Closed Cretan

            Closed Cretan join

            Grouped Cretan join

            Half Cretan join

            Interlaced Cretan join

            Knotted Cretan

            Knotted Cretan join

            Open Cretan

            Plaited Cretan join

            Whipped Cretan join

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 catch. See Cretan and herringbone

Cretan half insertion. See Half Cretan join

Cretan insertion. See Cretan join

Cretan join

            Closed Cretan join

            Grouped Cretan join

            Half Cretan join

            Interlaced Cretan join

            Knotted Cretan join

            Plaited Cretan join

            Whipped Cretan join

Cretan (variation 1)

Cretan (variation 2)

Crewel. See Stem

Croatian flat. See Flat

Cross

            Diagonal cross

            Double cross

            Greek cross

            Greek cross filling

            Half cross

            Interlaced cross

            Italian cross

            Long-armed cross

            Montenegrin cross

            Oblong cross

            Padded cross

            Padded half cross

            Tied cross

            Upright cross

Cross and straight

Cross and upright cross

Cross-form

Cross knit loop. See Ceylon

Cross (variation 1)

Crossed back. See Closed herringbone; Double back

Crossed buttonhole

Curl. See Overcast

Cushion. See Continental tent; Florentine

Czar. See Oblong cross

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D

Daisy. See Detached chain

Damask. See Satin

Damask darning

Darning

            Damask darning

            Double darning. See also Cloth

            Overcast zigzag darning

            Pattern darning

            Surface 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 barred cross. See Diagonal cross

Diagonal chevron. See Single faggot

Diagonal cross

Diagonal line. See Single faggot

Diagonal square. See Single faggot

Diagonal straight and back

Diagonal straight and back (variation 1)

Diagonal tent. See Basket weave tent

Diamond hemstitch

Dot. See also Seed

Double back. See also Closed herringbone; Double cross; Double faggot

Double buttonhole

Double buttonhole filling with straight stitch return

Double chain. See also Closed double chain

Double cross

Double darning. See also Cloth

Double faggot

Double faggot ground. See Double faggot

Double hemstitch

Double herringbone

Double knot. See Palestrina knot

Double Pekinese. See Interlaced band

Double reverse chain. See Heavy chain

Double-rowed openwork. See Double hemstitch

Double running

Double running filling. See Double darning

Double running (variation 1)

Double running (variation 2)

Double running zigzag. See Zigzag double running

Double satin. See Stacked arrowhead

Double seed. See Dot

Double slanted feather

Double-rowed openwork. See Double hemstitch

Dove’s eye

Dove’s eye filling

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E

Eastern

Eastern buttonhole. See Eastern

Economic long cross. See Oblong cross

Egyptian. See Eastern

Egyptian knot. See Eastern

Encroaching Gobelin

Encroaching outline

Encroaching satin

Encroaching stem

Eye

Eye filling. See Eyelet filling

Eyelet filling

Eyelet ground. See Eyelet filling

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F

Faggot. See Single faggot

            Double faggot

            Reverse faggot

            Single faggot

            Single faggot (variation 1)

            Single faggot (variation 2)

Faggoting. See Cretan join; Twisted join

Feather

            Long-armed feather

            Single feather

            Single feather over withdrawn element

            Slanted double feather

            Slanted feather

            Straight double feather

            Straight feather

Feather over Cretan join

Feather (variation 1)

Fence. See Bosnia

Fern

Figure. See Roumanian couching

Fishbone

            Open fishbone

            Raised fishbone

Fishbone join. See Lacing

Fishnet. See Herringbone

Five strand catch

Flame. See Florentine

Flat

Fleur-de-lis

Florentine

Fly

            Long-armed fly

Forbidden. See Pekinese

Forbidden knot. See Chinese knot

Four-sided

Four-sided openwork. See Single faggot

Four-sided (variation 1)

Four-sided (variation 2)

French

French dot. See French knot

French filling

French knot

French knots on stalks. See Long-stemmed French knot

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G

German interlacing. See Laced herringbone

German knot. See Coral knot

Ghost

Gobelin

            Encroaching Gobelin

            Slanting Gobelin

            Straight Gobelin

Gordian knot. See Braid

Greek cross

Greek cross filling

Greek four-sided. See Greek cross filling

Greek. See Greek cross

Gros point. See Cross

Grouped buttonhole

Grouped buttonhole join

Grouped Cretan join

Grub knot. See Bullion knot

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H

Half. See Half cross

Half cross

Half Cretan join

Handkerchief hemstitch. See Hemstitch

Heavy braid chain. See Heavy chain

Heavy chain

Hemstitch

            Antique hemstitch

            Diamond hemstitch

            Double hemstitch

            Ladder hemstitch

            Zigzag hemstitch

Hemstitch couching

Hemstitch (variation 1)

Hemstitching. See Hemstitch

Herringbone

            Closed herringbone. See also Double back

            Double herringbone

            Interlaced double herringbone

            Laced herringbone

            Threaded herringbone

            Tied herringbone

Herringbone and back join

Herringbone and Cretan. See Cretan and herringbone

Herringbone ladder filling. See Interlaced band

Hex. See Herringbone

Holbein. See Double running

Hollie

Holy point. See Hollie

Honeycomb filling

Honeycomb filling, deflected

Horizontal tent. See Continental tent; Half cross

Hungarian. See Triple back

Hungarian braided chain

Hungary. See Florentine

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I

Indian filling. See Roumanian; Roumanian couching

Indian herringbone. See Double herringbone

Interlaced band

Interlaced Cretan join

Interlaced cross

Interlaced double herringbone

Interlaced Maltese cross. See Maltese cross

Interlaced running. See Threaded running

Interlaced straight

Interlaced Yugoslav border. See Threaded zigzag double running

Interlacing. See Double interlaced herringbone; Interlaced cross

Interlocking Gobelin. See Encroaching Gobelin

Invisible. See Underside couching

Irish. See Florentine; Long and short

Isolated back. See Seed

Italian. See Double hemstitch

Italian cross

Italian knot. See Long-stemmed French knot

Italian squared ground

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J

Janina. See Roumanian; Roumanian couching

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K

Kensington outline. See Split

Knot. See Bullion knot

Knotted. See French knot

Knotted buttonhole edge. See Antwerp edge

Knotted buttonhole filling. See Detached knotted buttonhole filling

Knotted buttonhole join

Knotted cable

Knotted Cretan

Knotted Cretan join

Knotted insertion. See Knotted buttonhole join; Knotted Cretan join

Knotted knot. See Detached chain

Knotted loop. See Loop

"Kogin" embroidery. See Pattern darning

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L

Lace. See Three-sided

Lace filling

            Whipped lace filling

Lace filling (variation 1)

Laced Cretan. See Interlaced band

Laced herringbone

Lacey. See Detached open buttonhole filling

Lacing

Ladder

Ladder edge

Ladder filling

Ladder hemstitch

Ladder insertion. See Ladder join

Ladder join

Laid oriental. See Roumanian couching

Laid work

Large writing. See Closed square chain

Lazy daisy. See Detached chain

Leaf. See Long and short

Leviathan. See Double cross

Line. See Double running

Line, diagonal. See Single faggot

Linen

Link powdering. See Detached chain

Lock

Long and short. See also Brick

Long cross. See Oblong cross

Long outline

Long stem

Long-armed cross

Long-armed feather. See also Cretan

Long-armed fly

Long-legged cross. See Long-armed cross

Long-stemmed French knot

Long-tack knot. See Long-stemmed French knot

Loop

Loop stitch ground. See Ghost

Looped edge

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M

Magic chain. See Checkered chain

Maltese cross

Maltese cross filling

Masking. See One-sided insertion

Mirror work. See Cretan and chain

Mitred fishbone. See Fishbone

Mock faggot. See Punch

Montenegrin cross

Mossoul. See Herringbone

Moushabak. See Triangular two-sided Turkish (variation 1)

Mushabak. See Triangular two-sided Turkish (variation 1)

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N

Needlepoint. See Continental tent

Net passing. See Couched honeycomb filling; Honeycomb filling

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O

Oblique Gobelin. See Gobelin

Oblique Slav diagonal. See Slanting slav

Oblique Slav horizontal. See Slanting slav

Oblong cross

Oka. See Pattern darning

Old English knot. See Palestrina knot

One-sided insertion

Open basket

Open basket filling

Open buttonhole. See Detached open buttonhole filling; Spaced buttonhole

Open chain. See Square chain

Open Cretan

Open fishbone

Open insertion. See Cretan join

Open loop. See Fly

Opus plumarium. See Long and short

Oriental. See Roumanian

Oriental couching. See Roumanian couching

Outline

            Encroaching outline

            Long outline

Outline buttonhole. See Alternating buttonhole

Overcast Russian filling. See Russian overcast filling

Overcast

            Detached overcast

            Overcast and back edge

Overcast and herringbone

Overcast edge

Overcast stem

Overcast zigzag darning

Overcast zigzag edge

Overlaid See Roumanian

Overlapping herringbone. See Raised fishbone

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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. See Palestrina knot

Palestrina knot

Paris. See Pin

Pattern darning

Patterned satin. See Florentine

Pekin knot. See Chinese knot

Pekinese

Pekinese (variation 1)

Pendant chain. See Petal

Perlen. See Continental tent

Persian. See Cretan; Herringbone; Long-armed feather

Pessante. See Double darning

Petal

Petit point. See Continental tent

Phanda knot. See Buttonhole (variation 1)

Phunda. See Buttonhole (variation 1)

Picot. See Detached chain

            Woven

Pin

Plaited. See Herringbone

Plaited Cretan join

Plaited edge

Plaited insertion. See Plaited Cretan join

Plaited Slav. See Long-armed cross

Plumage. See Feather; Long and short

Point de Marque. See Cross

Point de Paris. See Pin

Point de Repise. See Darning

Point de Sable. See Back

Point turc. See Three-sided

Pointe couché rentré et retiré. See Underside couching

Porto Rico rose. See Bullion knot

Portuguese. See Long-armed cross

Post. See Bullion knot

Pulled back

Pulled back (variation 1)

Pulled satin

Punch

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Q

Quill. See Cretan; Long-armed feather

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R

Railway. See Double cross

Raised bullion knot

Raised fishbone

Raised knot. See Square boss

Raised stem band

Reverse chain. See Broad chain

Reverse faggot

Reverse faggot ground. See Reverse faggot

Reversed wave

Rice grain. See Dot

Ringed buttonhole. See Buttonhole rings

Roll. See Bullion knot

Roman. See Roumanian; Square chain

Rosette chain

Roumanian. See also Double running

Roumanian couching

Roumanian hemstitch. See Double hemstitch

Roumanian join

Rugmeh link. See Detached chain and buttonhole

Running

            Double running

            Double running (variation 1)

            Double running (variation 2)

            Threaded running

            Threaded zigzag double running

            Whipped running

            Zigzag double running

Running and back. See Back and running

Running (variation 1)

Russian. See Herringbone

Russian cross. See Herringbone

Russian drawn filling

Russian drawn ground. See Russian overcast filling

Russian joining. See One-sided insertion

Russian overcast filling

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S

Sadlers. See Lacing

Sampler. See Cross

Satin

            Encroaching satin

            Encroaching surface satin

            Padded encroaching satin

            Padded satin

            Pulled satin

            Slanted satin

            Surface satin

            Surface satin (variation 1)

Satin (variation 1)

Sawtooth hemstitch. See Zigzag hemstitch

Scroll. See also Coral knot

Seed. See also Dot

Seed filling. See Seed

Seeding. See Dot; Seed

Self-padded herringbone. See Raised fishbone

Serpentine hemstitch. See Zigzag hemstitch

Shading. See Long and short

Shadow. See Closed herringbone; Double back

Sheaf

Shisha. See Cretan and chain

Short. See Burden

Side-to-side stem. See Alternating stem

Siennese. See Loop

Simple buttonhole. See Spaced buttonhole

Simple hemstitch. See Antique hemstitch

Simple knot. See Dot

Sindh. See Cretan (variation 1)

Single buttonhole filling. See Detached open buttonhole filling

Single buttonhole rings

Single chain. See Detached chain

Single coral. See Feather

Single faggot

Single faggot filling. See Single faggot

Single faggot (variation 1)

Single faggot (variation 2)

Single feather

Single feather over withdrawn element

Single knotted line. See Scroll

Sira Ishi. See Double running (variation 1)

Slanted. See Slanting Gobelin

Slanted buttonhole. See Single feather

Slanted feather

Slanted double feather

Slanted satin

Slanting Gobelin

Slanting slav

            Padded slanting slav

Slav cross. See Long-armed cross

Small writing. See Closed square chain; Square chain

Smyrna. See Double cross; Palestrina knot

Snail trail. See Coral knot

Sorbello

South Kensington. See Stem

Spaced back

Spaced buttonhole. See also Grouped buttonhole

Spaced buttonhole join

Spaced double back

Spanish. See Double running; Zigzag twisted chain

Spanish coral. See Crested chain

Spanish knotted feather. See Zigzag twisted chain

Speckling. See Seed

Spider web lozenge

Spine. See Long-armed feather

Split

Split back

Square. See Double running; Trellis back

Square boss

Square chain

Square, diagonal. See Single faggot

Square openwork. See Four-sided

Squared filling. See Couched filling

Squared ground. See Couched filling; Italian squared ground

Stacked arrowhead

Stalk. See Stem

Star. See Algerian eye

Star eyelet. See Algerian eye

Stem

            Alternating stem

            Encroaching stem

            Long stem

            Overcast stem

            Tied stem

Stem and outline

Straight

            Diagonal straight and back

            Diagonal straight and back (variation 1)

            Interlaced straight

Straight and back

Straight and back triangle. See Cross-form

Straight and back (variation 1)

Straight and overcast couching

Straight double feather

Straight feather

Straight Gobelin

Straight line. See Wave; Wave stitch filling

Straight stitch join

Stroke. See Straight

Surface and encroaching satin

Surface darning

Surface satin

Surface satin (variation 1)

Sword edging

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T

Tacking. See Darning

Tail chain. See Detached chain

Tailor's buttonhole

Tambour chain

Tapestry shading. See Long and short

Tent

            Basket weave tent

            Continental tent

            Vertical tent

Thorn. See Slanted feather

Threaded arrowhead

Threaded back

Threaded chain

Threaded herringbone

Threaded running

Threaded zigzag double running

Three-sided

Tied. See Fly

Tied coral. See Detached chain; Palestrina knot

Tied cross

Tied herringbone

Tied loop. See Detached chain

Tied stem

Toile. See Cloth

Trailing. See Overcast

Trellis back

Trellis filling. See Couched filling

Trellis hemstitch. See Zigzag hemstitch

Triangular join

Triangular Turkish. See Triangular two-sided Turkish

Triangular two-sided Turkish

Triangular two-sided Turkish (variation 1)

Triple back

True two-sided line. See Double running

Tulle. See Lace filling; Whipped lace filling

Tunisian eye. See Padded couching

Turkish. See Three-sided

Turkish triangular. See Triangular two-sided Turkish

Turkmen. See Double chain

Turkoman. See Tailor’s buttonhole

Twist. See Long-armed cross

Twisted chain

Twisted faggot. See Twisted join

Twisted insertion. See Twisted join

Twisted join

Twisted knot. See French knot

Twisted zigzag chain

Two-sided Italian cross. See Italian cross

Two-sided line. See Double running

Two-sided Montenegrin. See Montenegrin cross

Two-sided stroke. See Double running

Two-sided triangular Turkish. See Triangular two-sided Turkish

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U

Underside couching

Up and down buttonhole

Upright cross

Upright cross couching

Upright Gobelin. See Straight Gobelin

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V

Vandyke

Vandyke chain. See Zigzag chain

Vandyke edge

Vertical lace filling. See Dove’s eye filling

Vertical tent

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W

Wave

            Reversed wave

Wave filling

Wave stitch filling

Web

Whipped chain

Whipped Cretan join

Whipped lace filling

Whipped running

Whipped satin. See Pulled satin

Whipped stem. See Overcast stem

Whipping. See Overcast

Witch. See Herringbone

Worm. See Bullion knot

Wound. See French knot

Woven bar

Woven circle filling

Woven herringbone. See Laced herringbone

Woven picot

Wrapped. See Overcast

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Y

Y. See Fly

Yugoslav border. See Zigzag double running

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Z

Zigzag back. See Wave

Zigzag chain

Zigzag chain with bullion. See Chained bullion knot

Zigzag double running

Zigzag double running, threaded

Zigzag hemstitch

Zigzag overcast edge

Zigzag twisted chain

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