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Pearl Stitch

Pearl stitch is a looped stitch which, when worked closely together, resembles a string of pearls.  It is formed by consecutive loops, each of which are anchored by a short, slanted stitch.

Pearl stitch is a characteristic stitch in Wallachian embroidery, a technique from Wallachia in what is now Romania.  Examples of Wallachian embroidery were displayed in the 1851 Great Exhibition in London.

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Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques


  • Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.36-37