Sunday 19 November 2023

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 271: Hoshidome Stitch

Let's learn how to make a kimono stitch! 

Hoshidome Stitch (星止) is basically a Back Stitch. Each stitch is spaced widely apart on the top, leaving just a tiny dot. This will look like a star, especially when stitched with white thread on black silk. Most of the thread will of course be hidden at the back of the fabric.

There are some photos at NunoLove.

Here are mine:

On the front.

On the back.

On Aida.

Homework: Add Hoshidome here.


  1. I like this. It is like a secret stitch.

  2. Very neat, and such a simple concept!

  3. In Japanese culture was it a decorative or a practical stitch and where was it used?

  4. One of my books on mending calls this a sesame seed stitch. It's very good for reinforcing.

  5. I like that it is sews tightly on the back so it only looks like a dot on the front.


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