The T-Stitch is an open, airy needlepoint stitch. It is used as a filling in areas where you would like the canvas to show through.
It is worked similarly to standard Continental Stitch, with the exception of each row of stitching facing the opposite direction. This creates a diagonal "T" - hence its name.
Because the canvas does show, it is best to use this stitch on colored canvas, or where the canvas itself is an integral part of the overall design. Colored mono or interlock canvas are the best choices when using this stitch (I stitched the sample on interlock canvas).
Other terrific attributes of this stitch is that it is economical - you will use less thread to fill an area with this stitch than you would most other filling stitches - and it works up quickly, saving stitching time!
It also looks great worked in specialty threads with glitter or metallic accents.
The T-Stitch can be worked as a filling for any sized area - large or small.