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​This blackwork pattern is made up of a series of small triangles and is unusually free in its nature. The proximity of the triangles governs how dark or how open the pattern is.

Scattered triangle (pattern) is generously sponsored by Suky Macpherson



Use small straight stitches over two or three intersections to build up a small triangle shape.


Repeat at random intervals but pointing in the same direction to build up a pattern: stitch close together to produce a dark density and with spaces to produce a lighter appearance.

Scattered triangle (pattern)

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques

Identifying Scattered triangle (pattern)

​Groups of detached triangles.


  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.149