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satin stitch

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noun
  1. a long, straight embroidery stitch worked closely parallel in rows to form a pattern that resembles satin.

Origin of satin stitch

First recorded in 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for satin stitch

Historical Examples

  • These, having been stitched in place, were worked over in satin-stitch.

    Art in Needlework

    Lewis F. Day

  • Satin-stitch is par excellence the stitch for fine silkwork.

    Art in Needlework

    Lewis F. Day

  • The embroidery upon this (in slightly twisted silk) is in satin-stitch.

    Art in Needlework

    Lewis F. Day

  • Worked in floss, the mere surface of satin-stitch is beautiful.

    Art in Needlework

    Lewis F. Day

  • The centre of the daisy may be satin-stitch or a cluster of French knots.


British Dictionary definitions for satin stitch

satin stitch

noun
  1. an embroidery stitch consisting of rows of flat stitches placed close together

Word Origin

C17: so called from the satin-like appearance of embroidery using this stitch
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