tent stitch


Definition of tent stitch 

: a short stitch slanting to the right that is used in embroidery to form even lines of solid background

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The accommodations along the trail range from an off-the-grid eco-lodge to camping tents and beit al-sha’ar, Bedouin-style tents stitched from black goat hair and outfitted with beds. Jen Murphy, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hiking the Jordan Trail to Petra," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tent stitch

1619, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tent stitch was in 1619

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