Beaded herringbone is a variety of Herringbone stitch which makes a very attractive border stitch and is an ideal to use in crazy quilting to decorate a seam.
With this stitch the beading is done during the stitching process not added afterward. The trick is use a size 26 tapestry needle. Since the eye of a tapestry needle is long you can thread perle #8 and Perle #5 through the long eye. However the needle itself is thin which means you can add a bead to your working thread as you stitch.
The samples below are worked in # 5 cotton perle thread.
Start Beaded Herringbone as you would regular herringbone stitch and work from left to right between two lines. Bring the needle out on the bottom left-hand side of the line to be worked.
Make a small stitch on the top line which points to the left, pull the thread through.
Add 4 or 5 seed beads to your thread.
Insert the thread on the lower line a little to the right and make a small stitch which points to the left and pull the thread through.
Work a second crossbar by moving to the top of the line to make a small stitch which points to the left and pulling the thread through. Continue in the manner along the line.
I hope you enjoy this variety of Herringbone stitch
I hope you like this variety of Herringbone stitch!