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Herringbone Stitch

Schematic drawing of a herringbone stitch. Schematic drawing of a herringbone stitch. Drawing by Martin Henze.

The herringbone stitch is an embroidery technique that is worked from left to right along an imaginary double line. The thread is brought out at the bottom left hand corner and inserted a little to the right on the upper line and then brought out to the left. The needle returns to the lower line again and is brought out to the left. The stitch is then repeated.

The herringbone stitch is also known as: catch stitch, Mossoul stitch, Persian stitch, plaited stitch, Russian stitch, Russian cross stitch, witch stitch.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp. 117-118.

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