Block 5 for the needlepoint Painted Stitches Sampler is the Milanese Stitch. This stitch is a series of arrow heads on the diagonal, stitched in both directions. The Milanese Stitch needs some room to be effective. I painted and stitched.
The Scotch Checkerboard or Checkered Scotch Stitch make a bold background or filling stitch and gets its name from the checkerboard pattern created when it is worked on a canvas.: Working the Checkered Scotch Stitch