What is continental stitch?

What is continental stitch for plastic canvas?

The continental is very much like the half-cross stitch, but it uses a medium amount of thread and has a medium amount of coverage on the back of your canvas. The motions are also the same as the half cross, but they go in the opposite direction on the back of your canvas.

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 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.

What is a good needlepoint stitch for sky?

The Moorish stitch is a super-terrific needlepoint stitch for skies. The Moorish stitch is a “combination” stitch and that means two (or more) stitches combine to create a new stitch. Scotch stitch and tent stitch pair up, in this case, to create a combination that has a very definite diagonal directionality.

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