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
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.
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
Turn your needle and take the lacing thread under the second cross bar as illustrated.
Once again turn your needle and take it under the cross bar of the Back Stitched Herringbone as illustrated.
Continue along the line with the up and down lacing movement until the end of the line.
I hope you enjoy Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch!
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