Take a Stitch Tuesday: Herringbone stitch

Herringbone stitch idea 2 TAST2012logoThis week for Take a Stitch Tuesday the challenge is learn or experiment with Herringbone Stitch. Follow the link for instructions and eye candy to give you ideas on how to use this stitch.

Herringbone stitch is another of those key stitches that people first learn when new to hand embroidery.  I hope those readers who are attempting this stitch for the first time enjoy it and discover its versatility. There is lots you can do with it.

Try working Herringbone stitch in different threads, or on different fabrics. Play with the spacing of the cross working the parts closely together, or work them further apart, or add beads! You can work the stitch back to back and change the height of the stitches to create interesting patterns but as I say see the Herringbone stitch instruction page for more ideas

How to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced push Herringbone in a creative manner and share with beginners how this stitch might be used.

Where to share

Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Herringbone stitch page  with your full web address include the http bit of the web address so that it becomes a live link. This enables people to click through and see what you have done.

Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group or on the TAST Flickr group.  If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. If this is the first you have read about the challenge read the details and guidelines on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome

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5 Responses to Take a Stitch Tuesday: Herringbone stitch

  1. Beth in IL says:

    This is a great stitch. I love all the info you shared. Here is my sample of herringbone.
    http://bethsneedleworkstash.blogspot.com/2015/08/tast-few-days-late.html

  2. Kathy Howdieshell says:

    Hi Sharon! Just received my ruler set today! So excited to start with cq designs on some blocks! I so appreciate the wonderful experience with my purchase! Blessings from near Paducah, Kentucky , USA, home of the National Quilt Museum

  3. thanks Sharon. I had fun doing this stitch on some handmade paper, not handmade by me though. http://princessbubblescreates.blogspot.ca/2015/08/take-stitch-tuesday_11.html

  4. HI Sharon,
    for some reason I never seem to work enough of this stitch. my herringbone stitch samples are here-
    https://jizee6687.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/tast-2012-week5-herringbone-stitch2-1/
    https://jizee6687.wordpress.com/category/tast-2012/05-herringbone-st2/
    Thank you,
    Chitra

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