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Deanna Hall West


A Stitch in Time: Algerian Eye and Eyelet Stitch

The Algerian eye and eyelet stitches have a long European history, appearing on some of the earliest samplers and clothing.

A Stitch in Time: Norwich Stitch

The Norwich, waffle, southern cross, or plaited interlaced stitch is considered to be a large, square, highly textured, modern-day canvas and needlepoint stitch.

A Stitch in Time: Three-Sided Stitch

The three-sided stitch is a triangular, flat-line stitch, which can also be tightly pulled to create a lacy appearance. It is also known as the Turkish, Bermuda faggoting, lace, and point Turc stitch.

A Stitch in Time: Scroll Stitch

The scroll stitch, also known as the single-knotted-line or scroll-knot stitch, produces a lovely textured line, which flows evenly around curves.

A Stitch in Time: The Velvet Stitch

The velvet stitch, consisting of a cross-stitch and a loop, is a counted-thread stitch most often used in canvas work.

A Stitch in Time: Sorbello Stitch

The Sorbello or Sorbello knot stitch is a textured Italian embroidery stitch, originating in the small village of Sorbello, near Naples.

A Stitch in Time: Marking Stitch

The marking stitch is yet another member in the large cross-stitch family. It's a reversible stitch that forms cross-stitches on the front of the fabric and neat open squares of straight stitches or four-sided stitches on the back.

A Stitch in Time: Rhodes Stitch

The Rhodes stitch is a highly textured member of the cross-stitch family. Its appearance is a distinctive geometric shape.

A Stitch in Time: Running Stitch

The history of the running stitch is really the history of the needle and thread.

A Stitch in Time: Palestrina Knot Stitch

The Palestrina knot stitch is a highly textured, beadlike stitch belonging to the family of knotted stitches.