stem stitch

/ˈstɛm stɪtʃ/ (say 'stem stich)

a type of stitch used in embroidery which is always overlapping the previous stitch by half; used to outline a design.
stem stitching, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stem Stitch — Stitches placed next to each other to imitate the twist of a rope …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • stem stitch — noun : an embroidery outlining stitch (as for making stems); especially : an overlapping stitch that produces a corded appearance * * * stem stitch noun An overlapping stitch used in embroidery • • • Main Entry: ↑stem * * * stem stitch, a stitch… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stem stitch — noun An embroidery stitch in which each stitch overlaps the previous stitch to one side, forming a twisted line of stitching, with the thread passing below the needle …   Wiktionary

  • stem stitch — noun an embroidery stitch forming a continuous line of long, overlapped stitches …   English new terms dictionary

  • stem — 1. n. & v. n. 1 the main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, usu. rising into light, but occasionally subterranean. 2 the stalk supporting a fruit, flower, or leaf, and attaching it to a larger branch, twig, or stalk. 3 a stem shaped part of an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stitch — 1. noun /stɪt​͡ʃ/ a) A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. cross stitch b) An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style. herringbone stitch …   Wiktionary

  • Embroidery stitch — In everyday language, a stitch in the context of embroidery or hand sewing is defined as the movement of the embroidery needle from the backside of the fabric to the front side and back to the back side. The thread stroke on the front side… …   Wikipedia

  • outline stitch — noun : an embroidery stitch used to outline a design; specifically : a stitch made by overlapping backstitches to form a pattern like the twist of a rope * * * outline stitch, = stem stitch. (Cf. ↑stem stitch) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arrow Stitch — A stitch so called because of its slanting position. Same as Stem Stitch …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Rope Stitch — Similar to the stem stitch, but worked downwards instead of upwards …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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