Stitch of the Month
June 1999: Byzantine

by Beth Robertson

There are many variations of the Byzantine stitch. It is a great stitch for backgrounds or large areas that require a diagonal pattern. This is not a good stitch for small areas. There are many possibilities for this stitch. It can be worked all in the same thread and color, or for a striped effect alternate thread colors. For a more dramatic effect alternate threads of the same color.

Sample stitched by Nancy Kirwin

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