Detached Buttonhole Stitch
The foundation is two long stitches the length of the area to be covered. Work Buttonhole Stitch, as close together as possible, over the two threads, but not through the fabric. The next row is worked through the loop of the Buttonhole Stitches above, but not over the two foundation threads or through the fabric.
Detached Blanket Stitch
Detached Chain Stitch
Daisy Stitch, Tail Chain Stitch, Knotted Knot Stitch, Lazy-Daisy Stitch, Loop Stitch, Picot Stitch, Tied Loop Stitch
A drawn fabric stitch that can be used as a single motif, filling, or border.
Detached Overcast Stitch
Overcast Stitch worked over two rows of Stem Stitch. The Overcast Stitches wrap around the foundations stitches and don't actually go through the fabric. Found in Italian Cut Work.
A hand-sewing stitch often used to baste together the layers of a quilt.
Tailor's Padding Stitch
Diagonal Chevron Stitch
A drawn fabric technique in which an area is filled with spaced rows of Single Faggot Stitch.
Diagonal Drawn Filling
A drawn fabric technique created by working rows of Single Faggot Stitch with each row one thread down from the previous row.
Diagonal Overcast Ground
Can be left plain or with the diamond areas having individual motifs, such as Detached Eyelets.
Diagonal Raised Band
A drawn fabric techniqye which produces rows of raised ridges all across the work. An attractive variation includes two rows of Single Faggot Stitch between each row of Diagonal Raised Band.
Double Back Stitch
Used for shadow work. When worked on the from the front of the fabric it is called Double Back Stitch. Closed Herringbone Stitch is created on the reverse side.
Closed Herringbone Stitch, Crossed Back Stitch, Shadow Work
Double Blanket Stitch
A simple variation of Blanket Stitch with two rows of stitching mirrored and interlocked.
Double Buttonhole Stitch
Double Buttonhole Stitch Bars
Double Buttonhole Stitch is worked over a foundation of three or more threads, or a narrow section of fabric for a broader bar. A pulled-thread technique used in Italian Cutwork and Richelieu Work.
Double Cross Stitch
Particularly effective as a fill or worked in blocks.
Leviathan Stitch, Smyrna Cross Stitch
Double Darning Stitch
Similar to Holbein Stitch, but a filling rather than an outline stitch.
Double Faggot Filling
A drawn fabric stitch worked on loosely woven linen makes a close firm filling.
Double Herringbone Stitch
The same technique can be worked with the stitches further apart, using three different threads, to make Triple Herringbone Stitch.
Indian Herringbone Stitch
Double Knot Stitch
Old English Knot Stitch, Palestrina Stitch, Smyrna Stitch, Tied Coral Stitch
Double Threaded Running Stitch
The second variation of Double Threaded Running Stitch looks something like the Satin Stitches that are laced together for Guilloche Stitch.
Drawn Buttonhole Stitch
A drawn fabric technique made up of Blanket Stitch worked in diagonal rows from the top left to the bottom right corners of the work. The rows are stitched in pairs, with the flat edges facing.