Algerian Eye Stitch
Eight stitches, worked counter-clockwise into the same center hole. The stitches are pulled tightly to form a small eyelet in the center. Algerian Eye Stitches can be overlapped for an interesting effect.
Star Eyelet Stitch, Star Stitch
Algerian Filling Stitch
A drawn fabric stitch used as a solid fill. Worked by taking three satin stitches over four threads of the fabric. The groups of three stitches are worked diagonally.
Alternating Stem Stitch
A compound stitch using both Stem and Outline Stitch techniques. It is worked left to right, but instead of bringing the needle above the thread with each stitch (Stem Stitch), every other stitch the needle is brought below (Outline Stitch).
Antique Hem Stitch
A variation of Hem Stitch in which the needle is passed in between the hem at each stitch, rather than directly behind the it. Worked on the wrong side of the fabric with the stitches taken into the fabric being slightly longer and not as slanted as for ordinary Hem Stitch.
Armenian Edging Stitch
An attractive knotted edging is worked left to right. Bring the thread through from behind the fabric edge. Move the needle to the right and insert the needle through the fabric from the back. Leave the thread loose and twist it into a a loop, placing the needle through the middle. Tug the knot to secure it before moving on to the next stitch. Most effective when worked with a heavy thread.
Bring the needle through at the upper left of the area to be stitched. Insert the needle at a point below and to the right of where you started to create a diagonal stitch. Bring the needle though at a point to the right and horizontally level with the top of the first stitch. Reinsert the needle in the same hole to create a V. To ensure uniformity, Arrowhead Stitch is best worked on evenweave fabric.