Embroidery stitches

Embroidery stitches

Normally used to combine two pieces of fabric, the knotted faggot stitch is very similar to faggoting, but the thread is wound around the top of the needle to form a knot at the top and the bottom. The stitch is also known as the knotted insertion stitch.

Koma-nui is the Japanese term for a form of couching, whereby the couching metal (gold or sliver) thread is fixed to the ground material with thin silk thread.

Komezashi is the Japanese term for the rice stitch, used among others for Shonai sashiko. WV

Kusari-nui is the Japanese term for the chain stitch. WV

The ladder hem stitch is another variant of the hem stitch, whereby the cloth is turned around after working a series of (common) hem stitches and a similar series is worked along the other side of the vertical clusters of threads.

The ladder stitch is a technique that forms a tight braid on either side of a 'ladder'. It is a technique used to create a decorative border. The name ladder stitch is sometimes used for the open chain stitch or the ladder hem stitch. Also known as blind stitch, hidden stitch, or slip stitch.

The Leviathan stitch is very similar to the double cross stitch. It is a composite stitch that combines a 'normal' cross stitch, worked first, with an upright cross stitch worked on top, creating a neat square. The stitch is also known as the Smyrna cross stitch or the railway stitch.

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