Background Stitches

Helpful plastic canvas tips!

The following stitches are used for filling in large areas of canvas. The Continental Stitch is the most commonly used stitch. Other stitches, such as the Condensed Mosaic and Scotch Stitch, fill in large areas of canvas more quickly than the Continental Stitch because their stitches cover a larger area of canvas.
  • Condensed Mosaic
  • Continental Stitch
  • Cross Stitch
  • Long Stitch
  • Reverse Continental
  • Running Stitch
  • Scotch Stitch
  • Slanted Gobelin