German Stitch

German Stitch
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The German Stitch is formed from a tapestry and tent stitch, being worked alternately in a diagonal line across the canvas. The tapestry passes over four thread, the tent over two (see illustration above).

In the succeeding line the tent is placed under the tapestry and the tapestry under the tent, but so that the canvas shows.

This stitch is suitable for borders where the foundation can be left exposed, but is rarely used for patterns.

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