How To

Back stitch on aida

How to backstitch aida

Stitch up through 1 and then down through 2.

Stitch up through 3 and then down through 1.

Continue up through 4 down through 3, up through 5 down through 4 etc.

How to backstitch aida
How to backstitch aida
How to backstitch aida
How to backstitch aida
Pros

The benefits of backstitch is that it tends to be very straight. If you are using variegated floss this is the stitch I advise using.

CONs

The down side of this stitch is that more floss will used than in Holbein stitch.