TSG:Herringbone Stitch

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HERRINGBONE STITCH

Appearance on reverse is shown in oval inset

Other names

Barred Witch Stitch
Cat Stitch
Catch Stitch
Crossed Backstitch

Directions

Work from left to right. Bring needle out to the front side at 1. Take a slanting stitch to the top right , insert needle through fabric to the reverse side at 2. Move needle a short distance to the left and bring out to the front side at 3. Move needle down to the right and insert needle through fabric to the reverse side at 4 to complete stitch. Repeat.

Comments

This stitch is sometimes worked from the front side of the textile with the long segments on the reverse side.

Possible uses for this stitch

Hemming
Mounting
Securing a Damaged Area to a Support Fabric

See also

Herringbone Stitch/Knot over Previous Stitch


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