featherstitch
noun Date: 1835 an embroidery stitch consisting of a line of diagonal blanket stitches worked alternately to the left and right • featherstitch verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Featherstitch — Feath er*stitch , n. A kind of embroidery stitch producing a branching zigzag line. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • featherstitch — [feth′ərstich΄] n. [so called from resemblance to the arrangement of barbs on a feather] an embroidery stitch forming a zigzag line vt., vi. to embroider with such a stitch …   English World dictionary

  • Featherstitch — Drawing of Cretan embroidery in closed Cretan stitch from Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving, 1912 …   Wikipedia

  • featherstitch — /fedh euhr stich /, n. 1. an embroidery stitch producing work in which a succession of branches extend alternately on each side of a central stem. v.t. 2. to ornament by featherstitch. [1825 35; FEATHER + STITCH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • featherstitch — feath•er•stitch [[t]ˈfɛð ərˌstɪtʃ[/t]] n. 1) clo an embroidery stitch producing a pattern of alternating branches along a central stem 2) clo to ornament by featherstitch • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • featherstitch — /ˈfɛðəstɪtʃ/ (say fedhuhstich) noun 1. an embroidery stitch producing work in which a succession of branches extend alternately on each side of a central stem. –verb (t) 2. to ornament by featherstitch …   Australian English dictionary

  • featherstitch — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : an embroidery stitch consisting of a line of diagnonal blanket stitches worked alternately to the left and right II. verb : to embroider in featherstitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • featherstitch — n. type of embroidery stitch producing a branching zigzag line …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feath|er|stitch|ing — «FEHTH uhr STIHCH ihng», noun. = featherstitch. (Cf. ↑featherstitch) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cross-stitch — This article is about the embroidery style called cross stitch or counted cross stitch. For specific crossed stitches used in needlework, see cross stitches. Cross stitch sampler, Germany, 1735. Cross stitch is a popular form of counted thread… …   Wikipedia

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