Italian Cross

Structural Category

Crossed

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Arrowhead Cross; Two-Sided Italian

Comments

This Cross stitch is surrounded with Straight stitches. It is used in deflected element embroidery and as a canvas stitch.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 64.


Bibliographic Sources

Lantz, Sherlee and Maggie Lane. A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas, p. 144.
Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 64.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 143.