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Isolated Back Stitch

Schematic drawing of the isolated back stitch Schematic drawing of the isolated back stitch Drawing by Martin Henze.

The isolated back stitch is a form of back stitch, in which a significant gap is left between each stitch. Back stitches are normally worked from right to left. The needle is brought out a short distance from the beginning of the line to be covered. It is then inserted again at the beginning of the line, thus taking a step backwards. The needle then emerges at some distance beyond the point where it first started.

The name is also sometimes used for the seed stitch, although the two stitches are completely different.


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