Interlaced Stitches

Example of the interlaced band stitch. Example of the interlaced band stitch.

Interlaced stitches are a group of stitches in which there is a line of ‘foundation’ stitches and a second thread (sometimes a third one). The second thread is interlaced through the foundation stitches without entering the ground material. The second thread regularly returns on itself. This group is comparable to the threaded stitches, but the secondary threads of the latter group do not return on themselves.

Examples of an interlaced stitch include: sham hem stitch, interlaced band stitch; laced herringbone stitch; interlacing insertion stitch; interlacing stitch; Maltese cross stitch; Maltese cross filling stitch, and Pekinese stitch.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp. 115, 117, 120, 126, 133-114, 134-136, 148, 158-159.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 30th May 2016)


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