Gobelin stitch

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Gobelin stitch.

Gobelin stitch is a slanting stitch used in needlepoint. Gobelin stitch takes its name from its resemblance to the texture of woven tapestries produced by the famous French factory at Gobelins.[1]

According to Thérèse de Dilmont in the Encyclopedia of Needlework:

This is worked over two horizontal threads and one perpendicular. In a frame, you can work the second row, from right to left, otherwise, you must turn the work round, and bring out your needle behind the last-made stitch.[2]


  1. ^ Jill Gordon, p18
  2. ^ Dilmont.[1] Accessed 16 December 2010


  • Gordon, Jill Take Up Needlepoint 1994 London, Merehurst ISBN 1-85391-330-8
  • Thérèse de Dilmont, Encyclopedia of Needlework, Project Gutenberg archives.[2]