Broad Stem Stitch

Schematic drawing of a broad stem stitch. Schematic drawing of a broad stem stitch.

The broad stem stitch is a composite stitch that includes two vertical rows of diagonal straight stitches arranged opposite each other creating a V-shape. Between the two rows a row of backstitches is worked, often in a different colour.

See also the arrowhead stitch and the stem stitch.

Source: CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 24.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 21 January 2017).


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