Arrowhead Stitch

Schematic drawing of the arrowhead stitch. Schematic drawing of the arrowhead stitch. Drawing by Martin Hense.

The arrowhead stitch (also sometimes known as an arrowhead) is a diagonal form of stitching, in which a zig-zag effect is created. There are various different ways to create an arrowhead stitch. In the particular example drawn here, the needle comes out at A and goes back into the ground cloth at B. It then resurfaces at C and goes back through the ground cloth at D and so forth.

See also the broad stem stitch.

This type of stitch is suitable for both counted thread work and free-style embroidery.


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