Needlepoint Slanted Victorian Step Stitch - How and Where To Use It
The body of the hare on this Totin Hare design by Lori Markovic
for Ewe and Eye and Friends has been stitched in a Victorian Step Stitch
- well, in this case it's actually a slanted Victorian Step Stitch but the idea is the same.
Where to Use a Victorian Step Stitch
- This is a great background or filler stitch.
- The Victorian Step Stitch crosses 3 and 6 intersections so it needs a fairly large area to play out.
- Good for landscapes either as a straight stitch or a slanted stitch, sky and water.
- Can be stitched horizontally, too, by simply turning the pattern.
How to Do the Slanted Victorian Step Stitch
Make this a straight Victorian Step Stitch by eliminating the slant on the stitches.
This canvas has been stitched as follows (so you can do this, too):
Stitching by Gail Downing of Ewe and Eye and Friends
- Background - T Stitch
- Hare - Slanted Victorian Step Stitch
- Leaves - Fly Stitch
- Pineapples - Mosaic Stitch with Single French Knots
- Basket - Cashmere Stitch
- Circles - wrapped plastic rings sewn on.