One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An ornamental stitch in which loops are crocheted or embroidered in a chain.
- ‘The Lambanis create a rich appearance by filling the background with simple chain stitch, herringbone, long and short stitches.’
- ‘It is of white cotton, embroidered in typically Gujarati chain stitch in brilliantly coloured silk.’
- ‘Currently a chain stitch is used in all flat felled machines, a stitch similar to that used on a sack of potatoes.’
- ‘The former featured bold and colorful designs worked with silk threads on cotton grounds, often executed in minute chain stitches using a hand-held hooked awl.’
chain stitch/ˈCHān ˌstiCH/
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