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Link Powdering Stitch

Link powdering stitch with hand dyed embroidery thread on satin silk. Link powdering stitch with hand dyed embroidery thread on satin silk.

The link powdering stitch is a free style embroidery technique, whereby the ground material is partially covered with detached chain stitches. The stitches are normally worked in horizontal rows with the individual stitches placed in an off-set manner (alternating) over the space to be filled. This is done in order to give a ‘powdered’ effect.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, p. 145.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 16th May 2016).

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