Skip Tent has mostly left me cold. To be quite honest it never made much sense to me. I couldn’t see the point of making parallel lines of Backstitch and calling it anything nice.
Now thanks to this post by Ruth Schmuff, it makes sense. I’ve been doing it wrong all along. By calling it Basketweave Twill and having this excellent diagram, now I understand. I am also feeling like an idiot because I should have known this.
Ruth says it is one of her favorite stitches and lists tons of ways you can vary and fix up this stitch. She also includes tips for stitching it well.
Now I’m off to find a canvas where I can use it.