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Double feather stitch

  • Double coral stitch
  • Point d'Epine
  • Point Anglaise

Double feather stitch is a wider, slightly more elaborate stitch than feather stitch: it has three fly stitches in a row before it changes direction, rather than two.

Examples of the use of double feather stitch, exist from the 19th century: the Victoria and Albert Museum, London has a sampler from 1887 which clearly shows a line of double feather stitch.  It also features on a crazy quilt from the previous year held by the Art Institute of Chicago where is it used to join quilting blocks.

For more information see the entry for feather stitch.

Double feather stitch is generously sponsored by Rene Brooks and Debra Jackson

Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques

References

  • S. F. A. Caulfield, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.183
  • S. F. A. Caulfield, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.183
  • Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.94
  • '1887 sampler Maggie Jones', Victoria and Albert Museum (2021). Available at: https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O355378/sampler-maggie-jones/ (Accessed: 12 October 2021)
  • Lorna A. Filippini.Christa C. Mayer Thurman. (2005) 'Piecework: Conserving the Florence Elizabeth Marvin Quilt', Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies pp.54-59+108 (7 pages). Available at: https://www.jstor.org/stable/4104458
  • 'Crazy quilt with animals (Chicago)', Art Institute of Chicago. Available at: https://www.artic.edu/artworks/181720/crazy-quilt-with-animals (Accessed: 12 October 2021)