Reverse Stitch is particularly useful when sewing long vertical sections, such as the stem of a flower. The canvas should be turned 90° so that the top of the canvas is facing left. Doing this ensures that the needle continues to move horizontally. Unlike the normal stitch, the reverse stitch begins at the top of the stitch. When you turn the canvas back to resume your normal stitching, make sure that the tops of your reverse stitches are laying in the same direction as your other stitches.
Reverse Victorian Cross Stitch right handed instructions with diagrams
Reverse Victorian Cross Stitch left hand instructions with diagrams