Gobelin Encroaching Slanted Stitch

The Encroaching Slanted Gobelin Needlepoint Stitch is a variation of the Slanted Gobelin Stitch, commonly used in needlepoint to fill in large areas of a canvas. It creates a diagonal pattern that gradually shifts direction, giving the appearance of encroaching upon the canvas. 

Stitch Details

Encroaching Slanted Gobelin Stitch Instructions & Diagram

  • Secure your thread on the backside of the canvas by making a small knot.
  • Insert the needle from the back of the canvas to the front
  • Count three canvas threads up and one canvas thread to the right. This will determine the length of your stitch
  • Insert the needle down through the canvas at the designated intersection, making sure to leave a loop of thread on the surface
  • Insert the needle back through the canvas at the next intersection to the left of the first stitch
  • Repeat the steps, working diagonally across the canvas, until you reach the end of the row
  • Once you reach the end of the row, reverse the direction and work back across the canvas in the opposite diagonal direction
  • Note that the upper stitches of the current row should be made one row higher than the lower stitches of the previous row, allowing for the encroachment of one thread between rows

Stitch Guides where Encroaching Slanted Gobelin Stitch is used

Check out our Stitch Guides where this stitch is used to get some inspiration for your needlepoint project.

If you have doubts about what stitches to choose for your project - check our Tips to select Needlepoint Stitches or Our favorite Needlepoint Decorative Stitches.
Happy stitching :)

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