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Antique hem stitch

Schematic drawing of an antique hem stitch, reverse and obverse. Schematic drawing of an antique hem stitch, reverse and obverse. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches 1934, p. 112.

The antique hem stitch is a form of hem stitch, whereby the needle with each stitch passes between, and not through the layers of the hem. The stitches are worked from the reverse side of the ground material, thus creating a neater appearance than in the case of the (normal) hem stitch. The stitches are generally longer and less slanted that the common hem stitches.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, esp. pp. 112-113. 

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