Tuesday, 15 July 2014

TAST #120 Double Herringbone Stitch

One of the first TAST stitches we learned was the Herringbone Stitch (#5). Here is the double version, #120 which has a nice braided look.
Go to Pintangle to learn.
I like the look, but have problems with counting and placing the stitches in the correct holes...

16 comments:

janie krig said...

I really like your herringbone stitches and the colors you used.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. I had to struggle with the counting..., but like the stitch nevertheless!

Julie Fukuda said...

I like the woven look. I would have trouble counting too.

carorose said...

I like the use of contrasting colours. I kept forgetting to go under that first bar and having to go back again. The stitch looks better when you count the threads eyeballing the distance between each one isn't as good.

Renee said...

I love your color combinations and the variety in the sizes of your stitches! I had to pull some stitches out of mine due to mis-counting, too. I love the way these look though!

margaret said...

looking very good to me Queenie, wonder what count you are using, I have had to come down to 25 from 28 for ease and maybe will drop to 20 evenweave in the end!

Pamela said...

I like this one! (I really must catch up on my TAST stitches!)

Annet said...

Double herringbone is much easier on Aida, but maybe you don't have it at hand right now. The different spacing makes it looks pretty. And of course it can be a good freestyle embroidery stitch too!

Queeniepatch said...

As you know, I have problems counting ANYTHING!

Queeniepatch said...

I LOVE the Herringbone stitch when it is a free stitch and I can eyeball - counting is a bit stressful to me.

Queeniepatch said...

I am glad to know I am not the only one who needs to count, and recount the holes!

Queeniepatch said...

Sorry, the sampler is packed away right now and I don't remember what count it is. Do you know that I would love to stitch this on 'non-woven' as there isn't a single hole to count!!

Queeniepatch said...

You already have your share of projects, so don't stress yourself out on TAST as well.

Queeniepatch said...

I know! And, no I have no Aida here to help me with the placement, but I would love to stitch the Double Herringbone on paper or something where there are no holes - 100% freestyle!

Linda Calverley said...

I like purple and yellow together and I have the same problem with placing the stitches in the right holes.

Queeniepatch said...

Annet of FatQuarter suggested using Aida, and of course, that would make it easy!
For free form embroidery, this stitch is easy peasy!