How To

Back stitch on evenweave/linen

Stitching “over 2”

 

How to backstitch evenweave

Stitch up through 1 and then skip a single hole and go down through 2.

Stitch up through 3 and then skip another hole and down through 1.

Repeat this process skipping a single hole.

How to backstitch evenweave
How to backstitch evenweave
How to backstitch evenweave
PROS

The benefits of backstitch on evenweave is you can use a higher count fabric. Foe example you can stitch a 14 count pattern exactly the same size on 28 count fabric (28 is twice the count) and there will be less obvious holes in the fabric to distract. Some people find this more visually pleasing. It also lends itself easily to work with fractional stitches as the fractions can be stitched into the holes that have been skipped. 

CONS

The downside to this method is it is easier to miscount your stitches and not skip a hole accidentally. This can lead to throwing your stitching out.