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Interlaced Cross Bar

A heavy decorative embellishment built up by criss crossing on top of a Trellis.

Interlaced Cross Bar is generously sponsored by Kate Davies Design Ltd

Method

Better visual results if worked on a larger size grid, so that you can define the diagonal whipped line.

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Interlaced Cross Bar method stage 1 photograph
1

Start by filling your shape with a grid framework of basic Trellis.

Interlaced Cross Bar method stage 2 photograph
2

Anchor each intersection with a small diagonal stitch, ensure the stitch lies bottom left to top right.

Interlaced Cross Bar method stage 3 photograph
3

Use a tapestry needle to whip diagonally across the shape by taking the needle under each intersection.

Interlaced Cross Bar method stage 4 photograph
4

Return to complete a figure of eight decoration across the shape.

Interlaced Cross Bar method stage 5 photograph
5

Continue to fill diagonally across the grid leaving a gap of a single intersection between each.

Interlaced Cross Bar method stage 6 photograph
6

Whip diagonally the opposite way across the shape. This time, whip the needle under the closest corner of each square.

Interlaced Cross Bar method stage 7 photograph
7

Continue to fill the space.

Interlaced Cross Bar

Structure of stitch

The thread is whipped back and forth diagonally across the intersections of a foundation grid of basic Trellis.

Common uses

Embellishment and filling of large open areas.

Embroidery Techniques

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