Diagonal Shell Stitch

AKA:  Interlocking Shell

         Wheat Sheaf

Getting Harder

Uses:  Fields, Samplers

Lumps and bumps on the canvas are the typical resulf or Diagonal Shell. 


Take a look at the first graph.  You will see how to make one Diagonal Shell.  Make four stitches on the canvas.  To complete the stitch, come up at A and back down at B catching the four parallel stitches.  All four parallel stitches should be tied together.  You are now ready to make the next stitch bundle.


Note:  you can stitch with one or two colors or threads depending upon the effect you wish to create.