Half back stitch

The half back stitch. The half back stitch.

The half back stitch is made in very much the same way as the 'normal' back stitch, but the stitches on the obverse of the fabric are separated, and not touching each other as with the back stitch. Also known as the detached back stitch.


  • CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 78.

Digital source of illustration(retrieved 27 January 2017).


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