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featherstitch

[feth -er-stich] /ˈfɛð ərˌstɪtʃ/
noun
1.
an embroidery stitch producing work in which a succession of branches extend alternately on each side of a central stem.
verb (used with object)
2.
to ornament by featherstitch.
Origin of featherstitch
1825-1835
1825-35; feather + stitch1
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  • The featherstitch is very beautiful, when made small and even (Fig. 71).

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Sew the seams, then fell them and featherstitch the outside of the seams in colored linen.

    Social Life Maud C. Cooke
  • As if a fiend from the pit had been trained to do featherstitch!

  • Would you like to make the chain stitch and the featherstitch?

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Name some other articles on which the featherstitch or chain stitch can be used; some on which the outline stitch may be used.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • The featherstitch is sometimes a straight stitch instead of slanting.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Figure 76 shows some useful cases with decorations of featherstitch.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • It can be used instead of the chain or featherstitch, as decoration.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Draw a picture on the blackboard of the featherstitch, chain stitch, and outline stitch.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • featherstitch side hems, catching the pocket to hold securely.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
British Dictionary definitions for featherstitch

featherstitch

/ˈfɛðəˌstɪtʃ/
noun
1.
a zigzag embroidery stitch
verb
2.
to decorate (cloth) with featherstitch
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