overcast stitch
noun Date: 1852 a small close embroidery stitch sometimes done over a foundation thread and used to form outlines

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • overcast stitch — o′vercast stitch n. 1) clo a sewing stitch done by overcasting 2) clo a fine embroidery stitch used to create decorative patterns on the thread bundles in openwork or drawn work …   From formal English to slang

  • overcast — ► ADJECTIVE 1) cloudy; dull. 2) edged with stitching to prevent fraying. ► VERB (past and past part. overcast) ▪ stitch over (a raw edge) to prevent fraying …   English terms dictionary

  • overcast — adjective 1》 (of the sky or weather) cloudy; dull. 2》 edged with stitching to prevent fraying. noun cloud covering a large part of the sky. verb (past and past participle overcast) 1》 cover with clouds or shade. 2》 stitch over (a raw edge) to… …   English new terms dictionary

  • stitch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. seam, suture. v. t. sew, knit, crotchet, tack, smock, overcast; staple; darn, mend. See junction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. join, make a seam, baste, suture; see sew . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v.… …   English dictionary for students

  • overcast — adj., v., & n. adj. 1 (of the sky, weather, etc.) covered with cloud; dull and gloomy. 2 (in sewing) edged with stitching to prevent fraying. v.tr. (past and past part. cast) 1 cover (the sky etc.) with clouds or darkness. 2 stitch over (a raw… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle stitch — noun a decorative overcast or running stitch, especially in a contrasting color • Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch, ↑embroidery stitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plastic canvas stitching guide — Plastic canvas needlepoint is just a variation of regular needlepoint but can be much more fun and useful, because you can make so many decorative and 3D things from it that would not be possible to create with just cloth. The projects that can… …   Wikipedia

  • Sewing — or stitching is the fastening of cloth, leather, furs, bark, or other flexible materials, using needle and thread. Its use is nearly universal among human populations and dates back to Paleolithic times (30,000 BC). Sewing predates the weaving of …   Wikipedia

  • whipstitch — noun an overcast stitch …   English new terms dictionary

  • Drawn thread work — Linen towel with drawn thread work accented with embroidery in stem and satin stitch. Drawn thread work is a form of counted thread embroidery based on removing threads from the warp and/or the weft of a piece of even weave fabric. The remaining… …   Wikipedia

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