Tacked Herringbone Stitch is a variation of the herringbone stitch family. You will have to know the herringbone stitch to work this stitch.
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 tacked 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 tacked herringbone stitch
1. Start by completing the herringbone stitch. Then take a contrast thread and bring the needle up at point A. Take it down at point B to make a straight stitch.
2. In a similar fashion, work on the next stitch. Bring up at point C and take it down at point D. Again, at point E and take it down at point F to make straight stitches.
3. Complete till the end of the pattern and take down the thread.
4. Next, we will work the horizontal stitches.
5. Bring the needle up at point 1 and take it down at point 2. Then, again on the next stitch at point 3 and take it down at point 4 to make the horizontal straight stitches.
6. Work in a similar fashion till the end of the pattern.
Tips for working the tacked 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.
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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