Laced Herringbone Stitch

Also known as: German Interlacing Stitch

This stitch requires a base of herringbone stitch, around which we weave using a contrasting colored thread. It is highly decorative and so makes a good stitch for borders.

You need to know how to do herringbone stitch before beginning this tutorial.

Herringbone Stitch: Make a row of herringbone stitch for the base.
Fig 1: Begin from the left end of the herringbone stitch row. Bring out a contrasting colored thread from the center and take it up and down the ‘legs’ of the cross, as shown. Fig 2: Go up and down the herringbone stitch and the working thread, like illustrated. We would be encircling each ‘crossing’ of the herringbone stitch.
Fig 3: After encircling the first ‘crossing’, we move to the next one. Fig 4: Continue with the similar pattern of encircling before moving to the next ‘crossing’.
Fig 5: A portion of the finished laced herringbone stitch would look like this.
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  1. valisa United States Google Chrome Windows says:

    While looking for an embroidery stitch to do on a hankie, I came across your website while looking at images of embroidery stitches.
    Thank you for the printed directions and wonderful pictures. I have seen other artist comment on how hard this is. You have done an amazing job, now I can too.
    Thank you for sharing your art.

  1. August 18, 2015

    […] the needle under a thread somewhere strange and I did it the regular way. I’m looking at you laced herringbone stitch and interlaced herringbone […]

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