- Scottish stitch
- Scotch stitch
- Framed Scotch stitch
- Cushion stitch
In common with the other versions of this stitch, it is known by various names, some of which are used interchangeably for the different versions.
Leaving a gap of a single thread, repeat the square cushions across the shape to complete a row.
Surround the cushions with a single line of tent stitch either in the same or a contrasting colour.
Structure of stitch
A composite pattern, made up of diagonally placed stitches which form a square, it is then surrounded by short diagonal stitches on the same orientation, each over one intersection.
Identifying Scottish squares
Scottish stitch is framed with a tent stitch of a contrasting shade or colour to the square cushions.
Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.152
Jennifer Campbell, Ann-Marie Bakewell, Guide to Embroidery Stitches (2004)