Continental Tent

Structural Category

Flat

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Canvas; Cushion; Horizontal Tent; Needlepoint; Perlen; Petit Point

Comments

This stitch has horizontal rows of slanted stitches on the face and longer slanted stitches on the reverse. It is used in canvas embroidery.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 154. 


Bibliographic Sources

Lantz, Sherlee and Maggie Lane. A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas, p. 338.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 124.
Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 154.