Basket Weave Tent

Structural Category

Flat

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Diagonal Tent

Comments

This is a slanted stitch worked in alternate diagonal rows upward and downward. It has slanting stitches on the face and straight stitches on the reverse, making a basket weave that does not distort the canvas. This stitch is used in canvas embroidery.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 155. 


Bibliographic Sources

Lantz, Sherlee and Maggie Lane. A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas, p. 339.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 125.
Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 155.