26.120.double herringbone stitch


I was busy working on this piece today, last night another filling was worked in blue threads- polyester, stranded cotton, fine silk.

26.120.dhbonest-5

26.120.dhbonest-5

Started on the piece this morning-

26.120.dhbonest

26.120.dhbonest

This stitch was worked as linear outside the paisley shape. The variations are, one row is narrower than the other, one side was made wider, up right crosses were worked in the centre of this stitch row, detached chains [not clear] worked over this stitch.

26.120.dhbonest-6

26.120.dhbonest-6

The curves were worked in blue/pink variegated thread.

26.120.dhbonest-7

26.120.dhbonest-7

The paisley needed definition. Dark pink metallic thread was couched first with herringbone, seeing it was not very interesting, quitting it after some time, continued with couching stitch in the same colour stranded cotton. I felt better after working the outline.

26.120.double herringbone stitch sampler

26.120.double herringbone stitch sampler

The idea was- To design this paisley shape with doodles [zentangle] and fill the doodles with this stitch.
I am happy I started this design journey as a part of TAST, it seems to pull me out of my comfortable boundaries and surprisingly it is enjoyable too.

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I made some progress on my stitch/design/ colour sampler today.
This filling was first worked in perle cotton #5.

26.120.dhbonest-2a

26.120.dhbonest-2a

Stranded cotton threads were used for working the second row of herringbone stitches.

26.120.dhbonest-2b

26.120.dhbonest-2b

The next filling pattern with the first row of herringbone stitches worked with polyester thread.

26.120.dhbonest-3a

26.120.dhbonest-3a

Perle cotton #8 in medium blue was used for the second row of [horizontal] herringbone stitches.

26.120.dhbonest-3b

26.120.dhbonest-3b

Perle cotton #8 in medium pink was used for the second row of [vertical] herringbone stitches.

26.120.dhbonest-3c

26.120.dhbonest-3c

Brick type design worked in double herringbone stitches- threads are-polyester, and perle cotton #8

26.120.dhbonest-4

26.120.dhbonest-4

One more space within the contemporary paisley requires filling. Short lines around the paisley also need to be worked with this stitch, which I have to take care tomorrow. I feel the paisley needs a definite outline, may be couching  will help there. Hoping to complete this sampler by tomorrow.

This stitch is also referred as Indian herringbone stitch. The working of this stitch is on Pintangle. I use this stitch with a slight variation to work kutchwork. Though this is linear stitch I want try this stitch on filling some shapes on my sampler.
Starting with filling some diamond shapes. The basic herringbone is worked in dark blue polyester thread, and the stitch over it is worked with shaded pink polyester thread. The double herringbone on the curve is worked with blue thread with back stitch outline in pink.

26.120.dhbonest-1

26.120.dhbonest-1