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Long-Armed Cross Stitch

Schematic drawing of a long-armed cross stitch Schematic drawing of a long-armed cross stitch Drawing by Martin Hense.

The long-armed cross stitch is a canvas embroidery stitch, where one arm of the cross is much longer than the other. On the reverse side of the ground material the stitches form a series of short lines set at a right angle to the direction of the cross stitches on the obverse. The same stitch is sometimes called a long-legged cross stitch, twist stitch or plaited Slav stitch.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp. 64-65.

See also: cross stitch.

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