Ajour Stitch

The Ajour stitch is a kind of stitch used in embroidery mainly to finish a hem.

Bordadeira Terezinha Mateus bainha aberta ponto ajour
Exemples of ajour stitches made by the brazilian embroiderer Terezinha Mateus.

It’s a crossed stitch that unifies two ends of the fabric making a decorative design.

In the video below we are able to see what is an ajour stitch and how it can be made:

Bibliography: Allan, Georgina O’Hara; Enciclopédia da Moda: De 1840 À Década de 90: Companhia das Letras, 2010.

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