Tuesday, 12 August 2014

TAST #124 - Closed Herringbone

TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) stitch #124 is named Closed Herringbone and is perfect for reversible embroidery.
On the one side you have the tight Herringbone like a braid, on the other two lines of neat Backstitches. If the fabric is light enough you will then see the Herringbone on the other side through the fabric. This kind of embroidery is called Shadow work.
On my sampler I have only shown the Herringbone itself.

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14 comments:

  1. Just love the texture of this stitch and how you can 'play' with it !
    Your sample is delightful Queenie.........
    hugs
    Chris Richards
    xxx

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    1. I have set a larger area to fill on this travel sampler than on the ordinary sampler I am stitching on in Japan. So more stitches here!

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  2. Beautiful stitching and colors!

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  3. Love the braided look of your stitches, it would be a great filling stitch for odd shapes.

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    1. That was my thought, too. Or combined with other stitches. Did you see Carorose's sampler?

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  4. The textures and colors are a pure delight! Lovely!

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  5. You are right, the texture of this stitch is delightful.

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  6. Your sampler is wonderful. I'll try this stitch.

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    1. It is a stitch worth using; so rich, and easy to stitch, too.

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  7. lovely sampler. bright and beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. My limited stash of thread for travelling makes this sampler very colourful and bright. I should have prepared a wider variety!

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  8. I like the different width variations, very useful. I'm pretty positive that I have done some shadow work many moons ago but I can't remember what it was or where it is.

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    1. I like the Closed Herringbone because spacing is no problem, ha, ha!

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