Closed Feather Stitch

The closed feather stitch. The closed feather stitch.

The closed feather stitch is worked from top to bottom and can be used as a border. It basically is a feather stitch, in which the 'V's are brought together, creating a ladder-like appearance. It is often created by first drawing two parallel lines from top to bottom.

It is worked as a feather stitch, but the needle is pushed through the ground material in a vertical way, rather than at an angle, as with the 'normal' feather stitch. The loops are also stitched more closely together.


  • CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 37.
  • EATON, Jan (1986). The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia, Twickenham: Hamlyn Publishing, pp. 16, 18.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 24th January 2017).


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