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Half Cross Stitch

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This stitch is literally half of the usual Cross Stitch. It can slant in either direction, depending on the way you stitch or the desired effect in a design.

Where to use it:

in samplers and geometric designs needlepoint backgrounds petit point and silk gauze stitchery when you're trying to create shadows or faint background images

What to use:

  • Kreinik Silk Mori
  • Kreinik Braids - any size, depending on the ground fabric you're using
  • Kreinik Cord
  • Kreinik Blending Filament
  • Kreinik Ombre

How to do it:

Come up at 1, down at 2, up at 3, down at 4, etc following the diagram.

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