Stitch 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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