The Cord Stitch

The Cord Stitch is a twisted stitch, made by laying a thread across a space, either open or over the fabric, securing it with a stitch at the farthest side and twisting the needle around and around this laid thread back to the starting point, where it is secured, thus forming the cord which gives the stitch its name.

All stems in French and eyelet embroidery may be covered with cord outline. A great variety of effects may be obtained by using finer or coarser silk for the work.

See illustration below.

Illustration of the Cord Stitch.

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