The Needlepoint Tressed Stitch is an interesting decorative stitch that creates a woven pattern, similar to knitted texture.
Tressed Stitch Instructions & Diagram
It is made of diagonal stitches, in rows of alternate directions, that don't intersect. Stitch the alternating rows from side to side, leaving one empty square in between each stitch.
Be mindful when changing rows, so that the new stitches align correctly with the ones already stitched, to achieve the desired effect. It is helpful to follow this diagram!
Tressed Stitch Video Tutorial
If you have doubts about what stitches to choose for your project - check our Tips to select Needlepoint Stitches or Our favourite Needlepoint Decorative Stitches. You can also draw inspiration from our Stitch Guides!
Happy stitching :)