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Threaded herringbone stitch

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This stitch is constructed from a line of herringbone stitch, with a thread woven over the crosses and under the length of the stitch.  The threading can be done with the same colour as the original thread or a contrasting colour of thread.

For more background, see the entry for herringbone stitch.

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Method

1

Work a row of herringbone stitch.

2

For threading, use a tapestry needle. Bring the needle up to the right of the top intersections, just below the top of the stitching.

3

Slide the needle under the right diagonal stitch and over the left diagonal stitch, above the cross.

4

Continue sliding the needle under the stitches in the same way. At the end, take the needle through the fabric to the left of the top intersection.

5

For the second threading, bring the new thread up to the right of the bottom part of the herringbone stitch, just above the bottom of the stitching.

6

Work in the same way as the first threading.

7

A completed threaded herringbone stitch

Threaded herringbone stitch

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques

References

  • Jennifer Campbell, Ann-Marie Bakewell, Guide to Embroidery Stitches (2004) , p.124
  • Sarah Whittle, The Needlecraft Stitch Directory (2012) , p.127
  • Betty Barnden, The Embroidery Stitch Bible (2003) , p.76
  • Erica Wilson, Erica Wilson’s Embroidery Book (1975) , p.79