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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