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One-sided insertion stitch

Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques

Identifying One-sided insertion stitch

Despite its name, it is not an Insertion stitch that would normally join two pieces of fabric together.
Usually worked on an even-weave fabric to obtain a neater finish, but can also be worked on plain-weave fabric.


  • Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.48