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Berwick Stitch

Rows of Berwick stitches. Rows of Berwick stitches.

The Berwick stitch is a form of blanket stitch, whereby a tight knot is made at the lower edge of the stitch, in order to firmly fix the stitch in place. The first time the name of Berwick stitch was used was in Anne Butler (Anne Morrell), The Batford Encyclopaedia of Embroidery Stitches (1983). The stitch was named by the author after the street in Manchester, where she was living at the time.

Source: CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 18.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 18 January 2017).

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