Laced Back Stitched Herringbone 2 is a composite stitch that is built on Back Stitched Herringbone which is in turn a variety built on Herringbone stitch. The lacing technique is simple and quick to work. When you lace this stitch you can use embroidery threads or thicker novelty threads, such as yarn, silk ribbon or metallic threads. It is a great way to use odd pieces of these threads up!
How to work Laced Back Stitched Herringbone 2
For the lacing journey use a blunt tapestry needle so you don’t accidentally split your foundation stitches.
Start with a line of Back Stitched Herringbone. If you need a refresher on how to work Back Stitched Herringbone here is a tutorial Bring your thread out a the foot of your Back Stitched Herringbone that is to be laced.
With your needle pointing towards the top of the line pass it under the first foot bar on the bottom of the line. 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 foot bar as illustrated.
Once again turn your needle and take it under the foot as illustrated.
Continue with this up and down lacing movement until the end of the line.
Move back along the line lacing in the same manner.
Continue along the line.
When you have completed the lacing take the thread to the back of your work.
Lace the top of the Back Stitched Herringbone and you have an interesting composite stitch!
I hope you enjoy Laced Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch!
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Experimenting with different threads can be expensive. You would normally have to buy a whole skein of each type of thread. My thread twisties are a combination of different threads to use in creative hand embroidery. These enable you to try out stitching with something other than stranded cotton. For the price of just a few skeins, you can experiment with a bundle of threads of luscious colours and many different textures.
These are creative embroiders threads. With them, I hope to encourage you to experiment. Each Twistie is a thread bundle containing silk, cotton, rayon and wool. Threads range from extra fine (the same thickness as 1 strand of embroidery floss) to chunky couchable textured yarns. All threads have a soft and manageable drape. Twisting them around a needle makes experimental hand embroidery an interesting journey rather than a battle. Many are hand dyed by me. All are threads I use. You may find a similar thread twist but no two are identical.
You will find my thread twisties in the Pintangle shop here.