Half Cross

Structural Category

Flat

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Half; Horizontal Tent

Comments

Some diagrams show the Half Cross over a laid thread; when worked on canvas it is often called Horizontal Tent Stitch.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 153.


Bibliographic Sources

Lantz, Sherlee and Maggie Lane. A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas, p. 338.
Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 62.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 125.
Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 153.