Byzantine Stitch

Schematic drawing of a Byzantine stitch. Schematic drawing of a Byzantine stitch.

A Byzantine stitch is a canvas embroidery stitch used to create the effect of brocaded or woven material. It consists of a satin stitchworked diagonally over four vertical and four horizontal threads of the canvas, thus creating a stepped pattern. It is often used to cover large surfaces.

Byzantine stitch is also the American name for the slanting satin stitch worked on canvas in a diagonal zig-zag pattern.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp. 87; 110

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 3 June 2016)


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