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:

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The Post’s Pinterest Board: https://br.pinterest.com/fashionsummedup/a/ajour-stitch/

The Post’s Brazilian Portuguese version: https://amodaresumida.com/bainha-aberta/

Bibliography: Callan, Georgina O’Hara; Enciclopédia da moda de 1840 à década de 90 / Georgina O’Hara Callan ; verbetes brasileiros Cynthia Garcia : tradução Glória Maria de Mello Carvalho, Maria Ignez França – São Paulo : Companhia das Letras, 2007.

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