I had planned a completely new stitch this week but unfortunately my bag was stolen. Inside of it was my digital camera alongside my iphone, credit cards etc. It’s a bit early in the year to declare a break week so I am presenting something I had already documented and have to hand but not yet included in the TAST list.
I hope people enjoy this weeks stitch. Raised Herringbone Band is relatively simple and people should not have trouble with it.The width of the band can change you can even curve the band and it is still very effective.
How to work Raised Herringbone Band
The sample has the foundation row worked in perle 8, the herringbone worked in stranded floss and it is laced with chenille
Next work a line of herringbone stitch which is also in my stitch dictionary if you need to know how to work it. When working make sure this is a little loose as lacing will tighten the stitches.
Bring the needle out at the base of the row.
Thread the needle under the herringbone in an upward direction then move across the crossed bars of the herringbone turn the needle and thread in an downward direction.
How to join in
It is not complicated. All you need to do is stitch a sample of this stitch or ANY of the stitches listed on the TAST FAQ page.
Once you have worked a sample, photograph it and put it online at your blog, flickr etc then swing back to the Last TAST post (you will find it under the category each week) and leave a comment that includes your web address. When you leave a comment include the http:// part of the address as then your address becomes a link and readers will be able easily visit and see your sample. Remember you can leave a comment about any stitch you have worked as long as it is listed on the TAST FAQ page.
Any special rules?
There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.
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