This week I've been learning Tapestry and the difference between Tapestry and cross stitch,
although Tapestry looks like cross stitch with only half a stitch being made they are very different.
|Half cross stitch front|
|Half cross stitch back|
There are two main stitches used in Tapestry, The Continental stitch and the basket weave stitch, both of which I learnt this week and WHY you need to use them rather than just a basic half cross stitch.
|The two stitches|
Although ALL the stitches look the same from the front of the work its the back of the work that is just as important.
|the difference on back of work|
The Continental stitch gives a thickness to your work because it uses more yarn so giving wear and durability to your beautiful creations as does the basket weave stitch but this stitch can be used over a bigger area for fast stitching.
as Tapestry tends to wear from the back of your work first the half cross stitch should never be used in Tapestry.
Here's how they are done.
|Basket Weave Stitching|
Happy Stitching :)