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Chevron stitch

Chevron stitch is a wide zigzag stitch with additional straight stitches at an angle to the points of the zigzags.

Chevron stitch is used in Morocco, in both Old Rabat embroidery, a silk floss technique which dates from the late 17th to the mid 19th century, and Azemmour embroidery, a counted thread technique which uses negative space designs.

Chevron stitch is generously sponsored by Michael Johnson

Method

1

Take a horizontal stitch from left to right and bring the needle up in the centre with the loop of the thread below the needle.

2

Pull the thread tight and make a diagonal stitch to the right hand side.

3

Bring the needle up to the left.  Take the needle down to the right, ensuring that the end of the diagonal stitch sits centrally between these two points.

4

Bring the needle up in the same hole as the end of the diagonal stitch.  Make a second diagonal stitch to the right.

5

Continue to zig-zag the stitch up and down.

Chevron stitch

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques

References