Double Herringbone Stitch is a lovely combination of two colors of the herringbone stitch. It belongs to the herringbone stitch family and if you know to work it, then you can do this too. It is creating an additional herringbone stitch in the spaces available with a contrasting thread. Just as I shared the tacked herringbone stitch yesterday, this is pretty similar too.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread
How many strands of floss do you need for making the double herringbone stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the double herringbone stitch
1. Start by making a herringbone stitch. Next, bring the needle up at point A. Pierce at point B and without taking it down insert at the desired distance at point C. Pull the thread up.
2. Just like in the herringbone stitch, make a short stitch below.
3. Keep working in a similar fashion till the end of the design and take it down and secure the thread with a knot.
Tips for working the double herringbone stitch
- It is difficult to hide lines with this stitch. I have drawn lines for easier understanding. As you master this stitch, avoid marking the lines.
- You can also use vanishing ink especially used for this purpose if you can get it.
- This is making another herringbone stitch in the spaces created with the first stitch.
What is this stitch used for?
- It can be used for filling the flowers or any patterns.
- This stitch can be used as a beautiful border design.
- Maidenhair stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Fern Stitch
- Cast On Stitch
- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Blanket stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
- stem stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
So until next time,
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