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Dot stitch

  • Simple knot stitch
  • Point de Pois
  • Point d'Or
  • Point de Poste
  • Dotted stitch
  • Knot stitch

This stitch consists of two small parallel backstitches right next to each other so that they form a single dot.  They can be worked in a line, or scattered randomly like seeding stitch.

Blanche Caulfield’s version in her Dictionary of Needlework indicates that more than two stitches can be worked if a more substantial dot is required.

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Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques


  • S. F. A. Caulfield, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.181
  • Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.21
  • Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.77