Guilloche Stitch

Schematic drawing of the guilloche stitch. Schematic drawing of the guilloche stitch.

The guilloche stitch is a composite border stitch, named after an architectural term that refers to a ornamental band with two or more interwoven, wavy lines. The two outer lines are made with stem stitch. In between, groups of three satin stitches are worked. These are threaded in two journeys, without entering the ground material, creating (irregular) circles. In the middle of each circle a French knot is made.

Source: EATON, Jan (1986). The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia, Twickenham: Hamlyn, pp. 52, 54.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 29 January 2017).




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