What is continental stitch in needlepoint?

When should you use Continental stitch or basket stitch in needlepoint?

If you won’t stitch Continental many backgrounds won’t be finished, and you will end up complaining about shortages in kits. Tip #1: Use Continental instead of Basketweave for kits. Second, Continental must be used when you are stitch “Plain Old Needlepoint” using overdyed and hand-dyed threads.

What does a continental stitch look like?

Continental stitch is worked horizontally or vertically across the fabric. On the back the stitches are longer and slanted diagonally across two squares of the fabric.

What is the difference between tent and continental stitch?

Tent stitch variants

Continental stitch is worked horizontally or vertically across the canvas. On the back of the work, the stitches appear diagonally across two threads. This method uses more yarn than half cross stitch tent stitch but is more hardwearing.

Where do you start on a needlepoint canvas?

Where to start a canvas would depend on the type of needlepoint you are doing. If it is counted work, then generally one would start in the center (or as near to the center as possible). However, if the design is printed or painted onto the canvas then it is really up to you where you start.

What is Romanian stitch?

noun. Needlework. A long straight stitch across an area to be filled, secured with a short oblique stitch across the centre.

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What is the reverse stitch in needlepoint?

Byzantine Stitch is a diagonal zigzag stitch. In this version of the Byzantine Stitch, stitches span over two canvas intersections on a true diagonal. This is the reverse of a regular Byzantine Stitch, so stitches will angle towards the upper left.