Double herringbone stitch
- Indian herringbone stitch
Complete a fairly open herringbone stitch, leaving enough space to work another herringbone between each stitch. Please see link for Herringbone stitch.
Using another colour in the needle, start by bringing the needle up as if working a reflection of the original
Ensure to take the needle under the original diagonal stitches that run top left to bottom right
Structure of stitch
This stitch can be used as a decorative border or as a foundation for more complicated stitches such as Twisted Lattice Band.
Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.60