Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch is a further embellishment on Back Stitched Herringbone which is in turn a variety of Herringbone stitch. The lacing technique is simple and quick to work. You can use embroidery threads to lace this stitch  but Laced Back Stitched Herringbone can be very effective if you use thicker novelty threads, yarn, silk ribbon or  metallic threads. In fact it is a great way to use them up!

How to work Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch tutorial step 1

Start with a line of Back Stitched Herringbone. If you need a refresher on how to work Back Stitched Herringbone here is a tutorial.

For the lacing journey use a blunt tapestry needle so you don’t accidentally split your foundation stitches. Bring your thread out a the foot of your Back Stitched Herringbone that is to be laced.

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch tutorial step 2

Pass your needle under the first cross bar as illustrated. Make sure you lace and take care not to take your needle through the fabric

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch tutorial step 3

Turn your needle and take the lacing thread under the second cross bar as illustrated.

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch tutorial step 4

Once again turn your needle and take it under the cross bar of the Back Stitched Herringbone as illustrated.

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch tutorial step 5

Continue along the line with the up and down lacing movement until the end of the line.

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch

I hope you enjoy Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch!

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