Holbein stitch

Hol·​bein stitch | \ ˈhō|lˌbīn sometimes ˈhä| \

Definition of Holbein stitch

: a running stitch worked twice often in different colors on the same line to make a continuous reversible pattern

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History and Etymology for Holbein stitch

after Hans Holbein †1543 German artist; from the kind of embroidery seen in his paintings

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“Holbein stitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holbein%20stitch. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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