Continental Stitch

AKA:  Diagonal Tent

         Running Back



Uses:  Good for all areas

Front Side of Continental

Continental travels over one intersection on the front of the canvas, and two intersections underneath.  Look at the graph.  To stitch, you will come up at 1 and down at 2.  Repeat the process by coming up at 3 and back down at 4.  You will be traveling from right to left.  When you have reached the end of the row, turn around and repeat the number process.  You will want to make each row as long as possible.  Breaking the stitching process will produce lines that will not block out. 


This stitch count is accepted for Master Craftsman for Canvas Embroidery by The Embroiderers' Guild of America.

The Back Side