Detached Overcast

Structural Category

Flat

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

 

Comments

This stitch is worked over a foundation of two parallel rows of loose Long Stem stitches. The second row of foundation stitches is staggered with the first. The Overcast stitch does not enter the fabric.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1935), p. 157.


Bibliographic Sources

Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 30.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1935), p. 157.