• Saturday , 19 August 2017

Tent Stitch Variations

Tent stitch is a common stitch used in nearly any type of needlepoint. These stitches are produced when a single stitch is worked diagonally over a single intersection of the canvas.

In addition to the three basic types – Basketweave, Half Cross and Continental which are discussed in detail on the Basic Tent Stitch page, there are also several variations. Many of these these can be worked in more than one color.

The most popular tent stitch variations are…

Skipped Basketweave Stitch

NK_BasketweaveSkipSetThis stitch is worked similarly to basic basketweave, but skipping a diagonal row in between each directional pass.

Alternating Basketweave Stitch

Alternating Basketweave Tent Stitch VariationWork this stitch in the same manner as the skipped basketweave stitch, with a change of color to fill in each skipped row. All stitches face the same direction.

Reverse Alternating Tent Stitch

Reverse Alternating Basketweave Tent Stitch VariationWork as you would the skip basketweave, skipping every other row of canvas. Fill in the skipped rows using a different color of thread, working the stitch in the opposite direction.

To find free patterns for needlepoint and embroidery on this site that you can stitch, visit the Patterns and Projects page, or check the main page for the latest additions.


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