Trailing Stitch

Schematic drawing of the trailing stitch. Schematic drawing of the trailing stitch.

A trailing stitch is a composite stitch generally used to make a raised outline. First a line of back stitches are made, and these are then whipped by another thread that is passed around the back stitches, without piercing the ground material. Also known as whipped back stitch.

Source: CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 162.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 25 January 2017).



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