Chevron Stitch

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

The chevron stitch is an embroidery technique often used for lines and borders. It is worked in a similar manner to a herringbone stitch and on a double line.

The needle emerges at the left (1) on the lower line, enters the ground material a short distance (2) along to the right and emerges again, still on the lower line, in the exact centre (3) between (1) and (2). The thread then travels up to a point (4) slightly to the right along the upper line. The needle enters the material and emerges just to the left (5) on the upper line. The needle then enters an equal distance to the right (6) and comes up again exactly at (4). Hence the thread travels down to the lower line to a spot (7) to the right of (2), from where it goes further to the right (8) where it emerges and moves along the lower line to beyond (7), where, at (8), it enters again to appear at (7), then to move to the upper line again.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp. 46-47.


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