Sunday, 21 November 2021

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 193: Double Drizzle Stitch


I learned to make the (single) Drizzle Stitch by Sharon Boggon when I took part in TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) in September 2012. Take a look if you want to go down Memory Lane and see the Drizzle Stitch used for hair on one of my stumpwork portraits.

I think I have come a long way since then, so now it is time to learn the Double Drizzle Stitch. Again I will learn it from Sharon. She has good instructions in her excellent book: 

What you need are: two threads with a good twist, like Perle Cotton.

A milliner or sharp needle with an even width.

I also recommend a pincushion with a firm filling, like this Chinese one. Inside is polystyrene (you know the blocks of white packing material). Or use an eraser. Something the needle can stand firmly upright in.

So let's get started:

Begin by threading the needle with two strands of thread. Make a knot and come out to the front.

Remove the thread from the needle. Stab the pincushion so the needle stands straight up near where the threads came out.

Start with the thread on the right. Place it on the pad of your right index finger. Hold the thread with the other hand.

Now flip your finger away from you so your nail is pointing upwards.

You now have a nice loop.

Slip the loop over the needle.

Tighten the loop around the needle.

Repeat the procedure with the thread on the left. Use your left index finger, 
flip away from you,

slip the loop over the needle
tighten the thread.

Alternate the two threads in the same way until you reach the height you want.

Re-thread the needle with both threads.

Use either a needle threader or stiffen the thread ends with a tiny bit of glue that you press into the fibres.
Try to get the ends as sharp and pointed as possible.

Pull the needle and thread through to the back,

and there you have this charming Double Drizzle Stitch.
Anchor the stitch, or
make more!

Have fun!

Let's cultivate some Double Drizzle Stitches on these samplers.


  1. It does look charming, but difficult.

  2. Oh my gosh! You are so clever. I have to try this stitch. I never would have thought of using two colours for the drizzle stitch. I can't wait to give it a try!

  3. Charming indeed! I love the two tones in one stitch and will try it later. The stitch seems the same as a Brazilian thread double cast-on.

  4. I have a question, Queenie. Is your drizzle stitch upright when complete or caught/ laid down to the cloth?

  5. My error Queenie. I remembered how the drizzle stitch is cone.

  6. All your stitching is impressive.

  7. Three dimensional leaves! A lot of work to make one too!


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