- an embroidery stitch producing work in which a succession of branches extend alternately on each side of a central stem.
- to ornament by featherstitch.
Origin of featherstitch
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Sew the seams, then fell them and featherstitch the outside of the seams in colored linen.Social Life
Maud C. Cooke
It can be used instead of the chain or featherstitch, as decoration.
Figure 76 shows some useful cases with decorations of featherstitch.
In practicing the featherstitch draw a pencil line on your cloth as a guide.
Would you like to make the chain stitch and the featherstitch?
- a zigzag embroidery stitch
- to decorate (cloth) with featherstitch
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