Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Herringbone Variations

 The herringbone stitch is the pale purple thread together with single fly stitches in yellow and red.


The row across is another form of herringbone stitch - twisted lattice band. This is made up of double herringbone stitch which has been laced. I used four colours here, pale purple, yellow threaded with orange and red, although normally just two colours are used. [I should have taken a close up] This stitch is number 121 of Take a Stitch Tuesday. The fabrics are remnants of vintage wool and cord. This is a picture of my mother wearing a coat made from the purple and black fabric. I'm not sure of the date of the photo but she is 86 now and I can remember her wearing the coat when I was young.


3 comments:

  1. The Twisted Lattice Band goes perfectly with the tartans. Lovely photo of your mother and her coat.

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  2. It is so lovely to see your stitch work again. The combination of Herringbone and Fly stitch is a good one, never thought of them together.
    I love using remnants of real clothes in my cq or stumpwork portraits. Every time I see such a piece I can remember the garment and the person who wore it. Your mother is so beautiful.

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  3. I love the variety of your herringbone combinations!

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