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Bi-Coloured Open Chain Stitch

Schematic drawing of the bi-coloured open chain stitch. Schematic drawing of the bi-coloured open chain stitch. Drawing by Martin Hense.

The bi-coloured open chain stitch is a variation of the chain stitch, in which two threads are used of contrasting colours to create a series of chains in alternating colours. This effect can be used for both ‘normal’ (closed) chain stitch and for the open chain stitch, but the open version is more common.

Also called: Singalese chain stitch

Sources: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp. 40-41.

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Last modified on Sunday, 19 March 2017 18:22