Basque Stitch

A schematic drawing of a basque stitch. A schematic drawing of a basque stitch.

A basque stitch is made with a reversed S-shaped loop, which is caught at the bottom with a small stitch. The needle is then brought back to the top of the loop in preparation of the next stitch. This stitch allegedly derives from the Basque region of northern Spain and southwestern France and was originally worked with a red thread over a green ground material, or with a white thread on a blue-green fabric.

The basque stitch is also known as the twisted daisy border stitch.

Source: CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 15.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 20 January 2017).


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