an embroidery stitch producing work in which a succession of branches extend alternately on each side of a central stem.
verb (used with object)
to ornament by featherstitch.
Origin of featherstitch
First recorded in 1825–35; feather
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for featherstitch
Historical Examples of featherstitch
Sew the seams, then fell them and featherstitch the outside of the seams in colored linen.
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?
British Dictionary definitions for featherstitch
a zigzag embroidery stitch
to decorate (cloth) with featherstitch
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