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John stitch

​John stitch is made up of blocks of Tent stitch and Reversed tent stitch with a long slanted stitch separating them.

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Method

1

First work three tent stitches in a vertical line.

2

To the left of these, work three reversed tent stitches to make a rectangular block.

3

Beneath this block make a stitch across two by one threads of canvas from top left to bottom right.

4

Repeat this group in vertical rows.

Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques

Identifying John stitch

A repeated pattern of ​one line of three tent stitches alongside one line of three reversed tent stitches, followed by a long slanted stitch (across two by one canvas threads).

References

  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.113