of the Month
June 1998: Scotch Stitch
by Beth Robertson
The Scotch is also known as the Flat Stitch or the
Diagonal Satin Stitch. It can be worked in squares of 3
or 4 canvas threads. This stitch can be worked as a
background, a border, or as a single motif. Use two
different thread colors to create checkerboard motif.
There are several variations of the Scotch stitch. One is
the Reversed Scotch. In this variation the direction of
the stitches is reversed for each motif. Another
variation is the Scotch Checker Stitch. In this variation
a Scotch Stitch is alternated with an area the same size
worked in Diagonal Tent Stitch.
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