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*Stitch Index* 
(Alphabetical)
J - Z

Jacquard Stitch

Kalem Stitch

Kelim Stitch

Kilim Stitch

Knitting Stitch

Knitting Stitch (Diagonal)

Knitting Stitch 
(Reverse Tvistom)

Knotted Stitch

Knotted Stitch (Single)

Ladder Stitch

Leaf Stitch

Leaf Stitch (Diagonal)

Leaf Stitch with Backstitch

Leviathan Stitch

Leviathan Stitch (Double)

Leviathan Stitch 
(Triple)

Long Armed Cross Stitch

Long Stitch

Long and Short Stitch

Loop Stitch

Mexican Cross Stitch

Milanese Stitch

Montenegrin Stitch

Moorish Stitch

Mosaic Stitch

Mosaic Stitch (Crossed)

Mound Stitch

Nobuko Stitch

Oblique Stitch

Oblique Stitch (Diagonal)

Oblique Stitch (Reverse)

Oblique Slav Stitch

Oblong Cross Stitch

Oblong Cross Stitch with Backstitch

Oriental Stitch

Outline Stitch

Palestrina Stitch

Palace Pattern Stitch

Paris Stitch

Parisian Stitch

Pavillion Stitch

Perspective Stitch

Plait Stitch

Plait Stitch (Crossed)

Plait Stitch (Square)

Plaited Edge Stitch

Plaited Gobelin Stitch

Plaited Interlaced Stitch

Portuguese Cross Stitch

Portuguese Stem Stitch

Princess Pattern Stitch

Pyramid Stitch

Quick Point

Raised Stitch

Raised Cross Stitch

Ray Stitch

Ray Stitch (Expanded)

Renaissance Stitch

Rep Stitch

Reverse Bargello

Reversed Basketweave Stitch

Reversed Cross Stitch

Rhodes Stitch

Ribbed Wheels Stitch

Rice Stitch

Rice Stitch (Padded)

Rococco Stitch

Roman Stitch

Rope Stitch

Roumanian Stitch

Rug Binding Stitch

Rya Stitch

Satin Stitch

Satin Stitch
 (Alternating)

Satin Stitch
 (Padded)

Scotch Stitch

Scotch Stitch (Alternating)

Scotch Stitch (Condensed)

Scotch Stitch (Crossed)

Scotch Stitch (Woven)

Scottish Stitch

Sheaf Stitch

Shell Stitch

Single Knotted Stitch

Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Smyrna Cross Stitch

Sorbello Stitch

Soumak Stitch

Spanish Stitch

Spider Web Stitch

Split Stitch

Sprats Head Stitch

Square Plait Stitch

Star Stitch

Star Stitch (Large)

Stem Stitch

Stem Stitch
 (Diagonal)

Stepped Sheaf Stitch

Surrey Stitch

Sutherland Pattern Stitch

Tapestry Stitch

Tent Stitch

Tent Stitch (Alternating)

Tent Stitch
 (Diagonal Mosaic)

Tie Stitch

Trame

Trammed Tent Stitch

Triangle Stitch

Tufting Stitch

Turkey Stitch

Tvistom Stitch

Two Sided Italian 
Cross Stitch

Upright Cross Stitch

Van Dyke Stitch

Velvet Stitch

Waffle Stitch

Wave Stitch (Closed)

Wave Stitch (Open)

Weaving Stitch

Web Stitch

Wheat Sheaf Stitch

Woven Band Stitch 

Woven Pattern 
Stitch


DIAGONAL BUTTONHOLE STITCH
The Diagonal Buttonhole Stitch is a fairly 
Diagonal Buttonhole Stitch
Diagonal Buttonhole Stitch (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, create a curve (as shown above). Keeping your thumb on the curved portion of the yarn, move down and to the right over three canvas intersections, bring the needle down at B. Bring the needle up at C, move OVER the previous stitch to create another curve. Again, keep your thumb on the curved portion of the new stitche, move down and to the right over three canvas intersections and bring the needle down at D. Continue in this manner until you reach the end of the row. 
 
simple and decorative stitch to work. Please keep in mind that this stitch is easily snagged. Also, this stitch should be worked in a diagonal line, as shown in the diagram below. Although the diagonal buttonhole stitch will not cause the canvas to distort, it should ALWAYS be worked on a frame. It is important to maintain an even tension with this stitch, which is where the frame is necessary. 
Is making gifts, instead of buying gifts, a waste of time? In today’s society, Christmas (and other gift-giving holidays) has become so commercialized that we are constantly inundated with the latest “hot” products to buy and give. Television, radio, print and web advertisements present a world of merchandise that our loved ones “cannot live without”. Call me old-fashioned, or just call me old, but I prefer the hand-crafted gift, the gift conceived of love. Unfortunately, the rest of the world does not agree…

Over the years, I have created hand-made crafts and given them as gifts. And, alas, over the years, most of the gifts vanish to that place unknown to most humans, “the island of misfit gifts”. The island of misfit gifts is also known as the closet, attic or basic storage area that exists in most homes. This is where unwanted gifts are sent, never to be seen again (until spring cleaning and yard sale days…). Yes, I admit it. I am one of those nasty people who actually check to see if a gift that I have given is being displayed or used. I am pondering the possibility of forming a group to combat this gift-wasting phenomenon. I will call it “The Society for Rescuing Unwanted and Discarded Presents from the Island of Misfit Gifts”, or “TSFRUADPFTIOMG” for short. As the future founder of TSFRUADPFTIOMG, I have bravely ventured into the island of misfit gifts (the occasional closet or storage area) and found some shocking treasures. For example, the ceramic chess set I made in 1983 (homemade ceramic chess board included) for my sister. Broken pieces of this set and a partial chess board were all that remained in her back bedroom closet. This set took six weeks of ceramics classes to create, plus the green ware, paint and firing costs. On the bottom of each piece you would have found the initials, CAM 1983. Why carve my initials and date into the bottom of each piece? Because an unsigned masterpiece will never gain in value. This is a piece of wisdom my ceramics teacher passed on to me, at no charge. Now, of course, this lost chess set (homemade ceramic board included) will never gain in value… 

In previous years I have also ventured into the world of painting, only to find the paintings that I have given as gifts did not “match the décor” of the home to which the painting was given. Although never spoken aloud, this fact became obvious to me when year after year none of my paintings could be found on any walls in the home. To date, none of these original masterpieces have been located in the island of misfit gifts. I can only conclude that they may have been accidentally included in a yard sale of some kind. So, if you should ever happen across paintings signed by CAM 1989, CAM 1990, CAM 1991 or CAM 1992, be sure to keep them somewhere safe, where they will increase in value…

Currently, I have been working in needlecrafts. Actually, I have enjoyed needlepoint for about twenty years or more. Instead of working from store-bought kits, I choose to design my own pieces. I have a few projects that are consistently praised, followed by the question, “will you make one for me?” My answer is always, “sorry, I do not have the time”. Translated, this means “sorry, but I have no intention of wasting my valuable time and money creating a gift of love that will be discarded the day after it is given. My time is better spent updating my needlepoint site, stitchopedia.com…an encyclopedia of stitches.” So, anyone out there anxiously awaiting a gift of needlework from me would be advised to visit my needlepoint site (located at http://www.stitchopedia.com) and learn the stitches needed to create their own needlepoint project. Just be sure to sign it with your initials and the date so that it will increase in value…

In conclusion, as the future founder of TSFRUADPFTIOMG, I believe it is my duty to prevent the further over population of gifts on the island of misfit gifts. Therefore, I will not be giving hand-made gifts this year. Wal-Mart, Sears, Amazon.com, here I come…
The Island Of Misfit Gifts

By: Carolyn McNeil
12/1/2007
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*Stitch Index* 
(Alphabetical)
A - I

2,4,6,8 & Tie Stitch

Algerian Eye Stitch

Algerian Eye Daisy
 Stitch

Algerian Filling Stitch

Algerian Plait Stitch

Alternating Cross 
Stitch

Astrakhan Stitch

Aubusson Stitch

Back Stitch

Bargello Stitch

Basketweave Stitch

Bazaar Stitch

Binding Stitch

Bokhara Couching Stitch

Bokhara Couching Stitch (Diagonal)

Bokhara Couching Stitch (Staggered)

Brazilian Stitch

Brick Stitch

Brighton Stitch

Bullion Knot

Buttonhole Stitch

Buttonhole Stitch (Detached)

Buttonhole Stitch (Double)

Buttonhole Stitch (Tailored)

Buttonhole Stitch (Whipped)

Buttonhole Wheel
 Stitch

Byzantine Stitch

Cable Stitch

Cashmere Stitch

Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch
 (Braided Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Heavy Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Interlaced Variation)

Chain Stitch (Lazy
 Daisy Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Raised Variation)

Checker Stitch

Continental Stitch

Coral Knot Stitch

Couching Stitch

Couching Stitch (Buttonhole Variation)

Couching Stitch (Herringbone Variation)

Couching Stitch
 (Open Chain  Variation)

Cretan Stitch

Cretan Stitch 
(Diagonal Variation)

Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch (Bound)

Cross Stitch (Diagonal)

Cross Stitch (Heavy)

Cross Stitch (Houndstooth)

Cross Stitch (Reinforced)

Cross Stitch
 (Reversed Double)

Cross Stitch
 (Staggered)

Cross Stitch (St.Andrew)

Cross Stitch
 (St.George)

Cross Stitch (Trame)

Cross Stitch (Triple)

Cross Stitch
 (Two-Sided)

Cross Stitch
 (Woven)

Cushion Stitch

Czar Stitch

Diagonal Stitch

Darning Stitch

Diagonal Buttonhole Stitch

Diagonal Interlaced Stitch

Diagonal Leaf Stitch

Diamond Stitch

Diamond Eyelet Stitch

Diaper Pattern Stitch

Double Cross Stitch

Double Knot Stitch

Double Star Stitch

Double Stitch

Double Straight
 Cross Stitch

Droit Stitch

Eastern Stitch

Economic Stitch

Egyptian Stitch

Encroaching Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Eye Stitch

Eye Stitch with Backstitch

Fan Stitch

Fancy Stitch

Feather Stitch

Fern Stitch

Fishbone Stitch

Fishbone Stitch (Diagonal)

Flame Stitch

Flat Stitch

Flat Stitch (Crossed)

Florentine Stitch

Florentine Stitch (Split)

Fly Stitch (Closed)

French Knot

French Stitch

Ghiordes Knot

Gobelin Stitch

Gobelin Droit Stitch

Gobelin Filling Stitch

Gobelin Stitch 
(Trammed Upright)

Greek Stitch

Half Cross Stitch

Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone Stitch (Double)

Herringbone Gone Wrong Stitch

Herringbone Stitch
 (Six Step)

Hobnail Stitch

Hungarian Stitch

Hungarian Diamond Stitch

Hungarian Ground 
Stitch

Hungarian Ground 
Stitch (Diagonal)

Hungarian Point Stitch

Interlocking Gobelin Stitch

Irish Stitch
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