Tied Gobelin stitch
- Knotted stitch
- Persian cross stitch
- Pangolin stitch
- Rep stitch
This canvaswork stitch is made up of rows of Encroaching Gobelin stitches (long diagonal stitches), couched through their centre.
N.B. the stitch length here is shorter (over three threads) than for Encroaching Gobelin stitch (five threads).
Mrs Beeton’s Book of Needlework calls this Rep stitch (hence the alternate name), although see the Stitchbank entry for Rep stitch for the more usual version of that stitch.
Bring the needle up and then down three threads up and one across to make a slanted stitch.
Make a reverse tent stitch (a diagonal stitch over one intersection, angled bottom right to top left, i.e. the opposite from tent stitch) in the centre of this.
Repeat across the row, always making the long stitch first and then crossing it.
Structure of stitch
This is a very small and neat stitch that can give a delicate texture to small areas.
Identifying Tied Gobelin stitch
This stitch is made up of bands of slanted stitches held down (tied) in the centre
Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.111
Jennifer Campbell, Ann-Marie Bakewell, Guide to Embroidery Stitches (2004)