Gobelin Stitch

Drawing of a gobelin stitch. Drawing of a gobelin stitch.

The gobelin stitch is a type of tent stitch, whereby the thread is worked on canvas over two or more warp/weft threads and the length of the stitch is twice its width. It is sometimes worked as a raised form, which means that it is padded with a thick thread of cord. A padded gobelin stitch either completely conceals the padding or allows part of it to show in order to create and emphasise a geometric pattern.

Also sometimes called tapestry stitch.

Source: CAULFEILD, Sophia Frances Anne and Blanche C. SAWARD (1882). The Dictionary of Needlework, London: L. Upcott Gill, pp. 183-184.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 9th July 2016).


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