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Laced herringbone stitch

  • Threaded herringbone stitch
  • Barred witch stitch
  • Fancy herringbone stitch
  • Interlaced herringbone stitch
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This version of herringbone stitch has a second thread which is laced around each of the crossed intersections.

See also threaded herringbone stitch and interlaced herringbone stitch (both of which are alternative names for this stitch) for other versions of embellished herringbone stitches.

For more background, see the entry for herringbone stitch.

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Method

For threading, use a tapestry needle in order to avoid splitting the foundation herringbone stitches.

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Work a row of herringbone stitches.

2

Work the lacing from left to right. Bring the lacing thread up at the bottom left of the herringbone stitch.

3

Pass the lacing thread under the first leg of the herringbone, over the intersection and under the next leg.

4

Pass the lacing thread over the intersection and under the next leg of the herringbone stitch.

5

Note that the lacing thread does not pierce the fabric; take care to avoid splitting the herringbone stitch.

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Continue along, and at the end of the row, take the needle down through the fabric.

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A sample of laced herringbone stitch

Laced herringbone stitch

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques

References

  • Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.120
  • Mary Thomas, Jan Eaton, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (Revised Edition) (1989) , p.61
  • S. F. A. Caulfield, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.184