Single feather stitch
- Point d'Epine
- Point Anglaise
- Slanted buttonhole stitch
Unlike feather stitch, the looped stitches are only on one side of the line being followed; they are also all the same length, at the same angle and spaced evenly.
Working from the top down, bring the needle up on the line. Take the needle down on the right-hand side of the line.
Leaving the working thread on the surface, bring the needle up again on the line, making sure the needle is inside the loop.
Tighten the thread against the needle before bringing the thread up to the surface.
Structure of stitch
This stitch can either be worked in a straight line or it can be made to follow a gradual curve, with the looped edge facing the inside or the outside of the curve. It can also be worked in multiple rows with the lines of stitches touching along their lengths to make a lacy filling stitch.
S. F. A. Caulfield, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.183
Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.95