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My Band Sampler 10 – Details 519 to 522 February 5th, 2008

Thus far the herringbone stitches I have used have been obvious variations, variations I have used in the past or variations that I have seen on Sharon’s Sampler…Today I went to the Flickr group and put Herringbone into search tonights stitches are inspired by variations I found there.

My Band Sampler 10

The top row is a herringbone variation by Sapphire_Dakini…It is worked with open herringbone at the top and closed herringbone at the bottom…I liked the squares in the pattern and I think that with a second mirrored row it would make a lovely trellis to put vines on…I think that the thread is Linen.

The second row…When I started this sampler I thought that I would be recording known variations but it would seem that I am still playing with the stitches as well because after doing the top row I used the same variation idea and turned it upside down, made the edge stitches smaller, stepped alternate stitches along the bottom edge and finished it with beads.

Third row…I thought this variation of herringbone stitch done by Lin Moon, looked very elegant and refined…I think that Lin might have used a thinner gold thread then the DMC metallic that I used and I think that she may have done bigger stitches than I did because even with petit beads mine is not quite as delicate as Lin’s.

The Bottom row was inspired by the other stitch in Lin’s, image…I liked the way the straight stitches linked the 2 row’s of herringbone…3 strands of stranded cotton thread.