Triangular Two-Sided Turkish

Structural Category

Flat

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Triangular Turkish; Turkish Triangular; Two-Sided Triangular Turkish

Comments

Note that this stitch contains vertical upright stitches (see DE in Step 8 below). This differs from the diagonal stitches seen on Triangular Two-Sided Turkish (Variation 1).

Diagrams

This is a deflected element stitch with each stitch being pulled tightly. It is worked over counted threads, but in order to achieve the appearance of small even squares it is not necessary to use the same number of threads vertically as horizontally, depending on the structure of the fabric. The diagrams show the stitches as if they are worked over the same number of vertical and horizontal threads of the fabric.

1.

2.

To begin the first journey at Row 1, starting at the bottom left corner, work diagonally left to right. Bring the needle up at A, insert it at B, and bring it up at C.

Insert the needle at D and bring it out at B.

3.

4.

Insert the needle at E and bring it up at D.

Insert the needle at F and bring it up at E.

Steps 3 and 4 are repeats of Steps 1 and 2 to show the continuation of the pattern, resulting in two parallel diagonal rows.

5.

6.

The needle enters the same hole at F.

For the return journey, insert the needle at F and bring it out at D.

The needle enters the same hole at E. Insert the needle at E and bring it out at B.

7.

8.

Insert needle at D and bring it out at C.

Insert the needle at B and bring it out at A.

9.

10.

Row 2

Finish the row by inserting the needle at C. Fasten off the thread.

For Row 2, start with the new thread and use the same holes as the stitches on the right side of Row 1. Bring the needle out at C of Row 1. C becomes A, and D becomes B. Follow the Steps 1 through 9. Repeat as many rows as necessary to fill the space. The diagonal stitches are double except for those in the first and last rows. The reverse side looks the same as the face.

Diagram source: Venessa Harrold, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Sources

Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 93.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 84.