tent stitch


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tent stitch

tent stitch

n.
A short diagonal embroidery stitch that forms close, even, parallel rows to fill in a pattern or background.
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tent stitch

n
(Knitting & Sewing) another term for petit point1
[C17: of uncertain origin]
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tent′ stitch`


n.
a short, slanting embroidery stitch.
[1630–40]
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Noun1.tent stitch - a small diagonal needlepoint stitch
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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In the spirit of the Arts and Crafts revival movement, May Morris researched late 16th and early 17th century English historic stitches known as opus anglicanum or "English work" at local museums and advocated their use in place of the more repetitive cross-stitch, Berlin wool work, and tent stitch which had become Victorian pastimes.
She placed an announcement in the Newport Mercury, offering instruction in "Reading, Writing, Plain Work, Embroidering, Tent Stitch, Samplers, &c.
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