an embroidery stitch producing work in which a succession of branches extend alternately on each side of a central stem.
to ornament by featherstitch.
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How to use featherstitch in a sentence
Another way to finish is to baste the band and decorate it with the featherstitch to hold the turning.
Draw a picture on the blackboard of the featherstitch, chain stitch, and outline stitch.
This can be done with chain stitch or featherstitch, before the cover is put over the cardboard.
Name some other articles on which the featherstitch or chain stitch can be used; some on which the outline stitch may be used.
It can be used instead of the chain or featherstitch, as decoration.
British Dictionary definitions for featherstitch
a zigzag embroidery stitch
to decorate (cloth) with featherstitch
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