HNW - Needlepoint Question

Carol Thomas scbooks at
Wed May 17 19:49:11 PDT 2000

>>As for stitches - I prefer to use tent/contintental stitch as I like 
>>the fine effect it gives.
>Pardon my ignorance, is that the sort of "half cross stitch" that 
>just goes diagonally in one direction over one intersection of the 
>canvas and none of the stitches overlap on the front?


Tent is usually done


Continental is done



You are stitching along a diagonal line, rather than straight across a row.

Tent gives a strong diagonal pull to the fabric, which you see in 15th pieces.

If they aren't strongly pulled to the diagonal, they may actually be tiny
cross-stitches rather than continental.


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