Interlaced Cross

Structural Category

Interlaced, Plaited, or Woven

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Interlacing

Diagrams

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Lay a foundation of four Straight stitches forming a diamond. Come up at A, go down at B, and come up at C. Continue clockwise. GH must pass under AB.

Use a second thread to do the interlacing. Come up at I, which is under GH. Go under AB near B.

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4.

Interlace the corner by weaving over and under as the threads present themselves.

Continue to interlace the corners, moving around the diamond clockwise.

5.

After interlacing all four corners, go to the reverse at I.

Diagram source: Pat Albiston, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Sources

Enthoven, Jacqueline. The Stitches of Creative Embroidery, p 87.
Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 28.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 74.