By Cheryl Fall
To work the stitch diagonally, lay a groundwork of criss-crossing long stitches worked digonally, as shown here using the orange thread.
Next, work a single vertical stitch or upright cross stitch over each section along a row, as indicated by the green thread. These stitches hold the ground threads in place.
The diagonal laid filling was used in the free Fall Acorn Medallion embroidery project.
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