Wrapped bars (drawn thread)
Wrapped bars are small, even, groups of drawn thread bars which are tightly wrapped in thread.
Prepare for wrapped bars stitch by following one of the drawn thread removal techniques.
For this sample, hem stitch was worked to gather the threads in bunches of two.
Cast on the overwoven end, count under three bunches and bring the needle up.
Take the needle down in the first gap again.
Pull slightly to wrap the three bunches together, but not too tightly.
Continue to wrap over the same bars, making sure that each wrap sits neatly next to the previous one. Count the wraps as you go. Push the wraps with the needle to press them more tightly together.
Continue to wrap the same way until you reach the other edge, weave down the last single bar to allow you to then carry the thread under the next three bunches to start the next bar. Wrap each set of bunches the same number of time.
The finished sample of wrapped bars.
Structure of stitch
Unusually for drawn thread work, wrapped bars stitch uses stranded cotton.
Identifying Wrapped bars (drawn thread)
Lizzy Lansberry, RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Whitework (2012) , p.75