Smyrna stitch

Creating a Smyrna stitch. Creating a Smyrna stitch.

The Smyrna stitch is often used in Italian embroidery. It is a knotted stitch and correspondingly creates a knotted line, generally created for outlines. The Smyrna stitch is also known as the double knot stitch, old English knot stitch, Palestrina stitch or the tied knot stitch.

Source: CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 147.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 26 January 2017).


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