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herringbone stitch

noun
1.
a type of cross-stitch in embroidery similar to the catch stitch in sewing, consisting of an overlapped V -shaped stitch that when worked in a continuous pattern produces a twill-weave effect.
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  • One side of the herringbone stitch should come just over the raw edge of the flannel.

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  • Teach the herringbone stitch on the practice piece, and herringbone over the raw edges of the patch.

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  • The feather-like branches are worked likewise in black silk in herringbone stitch.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • Turn one fold three-eighths of an inch wide on the four sides of the large piece, baste and herringbone stitch the raw edge.

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  • herringbone stitch over the raw edge of both sides of the seam.

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  • The raw-edged hem, finished with the herringbone stitch, could be used in place of the plain hem, if desired.

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  • Trim the edges of the patch smooth and herringbone stitch with ravelings around it.

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