HNW - Needlepoint Question
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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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