I started with 4 diagonal stitches and hunted for the rest.
Ended up with 46 needlepoint diagonal stitch types I just had to chart for ease of reference. Hope you find them useful.
If you want to cross junctions of canvas threads, diagonal stitches are the best.
They are excellent for backing, background, designs, and light texture. Some are snag proof but many will distort your canvas unless worked on a frame.
Even when worked on a frame, you will find that "blocking" the finished project using diagonal stitches will be necessary.
Ok. it's time to practice. Get out your leftover needlepoint canvas and yarn and chose any of the 46 needlepoint diagonal stitches above.
Before you know it, you will have a nice journal of stitches you can always refer to.
Diagonal stitches can easily be combined with straight stitches or leaf stitches for greater impact. I have completed a diagram for all so you can easily follow the stitch directions.
Also, there is a great source at ANG (American Needlework Guild) website named "stitch of a month" which lists diagrams for other interesting stitches.
Share it with your friends and inspire them to try a stitching adventure.
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