Compressed lace (pattern)
This pattern is made up of a tessellation of geometrical ogee lozenge shapes with a central diamond, and is a larger scale pattern for Blackwork.
This would work well in natural shapes as well as Arabesque and Oriental ornament.
Using a series of straight and back stitches follow the pattern to create the basic outline shape of the stitch. The use of the back stitch ensures black threads do not trail across the back of the white fabric.
Fill in the internal pattern of each shape, again by using a series of straight and back stitches to ensure the least amount of black thread trails across the back.
When jumping from one shape to another try to stitch the sequence to ensure the least amount of black thread trails across the back.
Structure of stitch
Identifying Compressed lace (pattern)
Each stitch is over two threads of the canvas
Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.150
Becky Hogg, RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Blackwork (2010)