Star Stitch

Schematic drawing of a star stitch. Schematic drawing of a star stitch.

The star stitch is a canvas embroidery stitch consisting of eight straight stitches, all worked into the same central mesh with their outer edges arranged together to form a star. The squares can be worked individually or in rows. This stitch is used in Hardanger work and drawn-thread work.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, p. 189.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 30 May 2016)


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