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Double buttonhole stitch

  • Double blanket stitch

This stitch consists of two interlocking rows of buttonhole stitch where ‘legs’ of the stitch alternate.

Examples of the use of double buttonhole stitch exist in both historic and contemporary embroidery: the Victoria and Albert Museum, London holds an early 18th century whitework fichu (neckerchief) which features the stitch.  Rabari embroidery from the nomadic Rabari peoples of north-western India traditionally used double buttonhole stitch, although this use was declining by the second half of the 20th century. For more background see the entry for buttonhole stitch.

Double buttonhole stitch is generously sponsored by Therese Melbar

Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques