Meaning of featherstitch

feath•er•stitch

Pronunciation: (fe'ur-stich"), [key]
— n.
  1. an embroidery stitch producing work in which a succession of branches extend alternately on each side of a central stem.
—v.t.
  1. to ornament by featherstitch.
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