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Upright cross stitch

  • St George cross stitch
  • Straight cross stitch
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​This stitch consists of small interlocking vertical cross stitches.

Upright cross stitch is generously sponsored by Jill Griffiths

Method

1

First make a vertical stitch across two canvas threads, then cross it with a horizontal stitch across two canvas threads

2

Make sure the top stitch is always horizontal.

3

Work the crosses in rows. The second row should fit into the spaces of the first.

Upright cross stitch

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques

Identifying Upright cross stitch

This is a small cross stitch worked upright. The horizontal stitch should always lay uppermost.

References

  • Rachel Doyle, RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Canvaswork (2013) , p.90
  • Mary Rhodes, Dictionary of Canvas Work Stitches (1980) , p.63