The border is tied herringbone.
What could I do this time? Barbara Snook has suggested herringbone to replace hemstitching on the inside of a drawn thread hem - would this be sufficiently secure? Not stitching I spent some time thinking about it and decided it probably could - yes it makes a good finish - in fact I might use it for Runner 2, especially if I use linen.
Not a brilliant photo. However definitely another for my Hems and Edges folder. A variegated perle # 8 was the thread used. I normally use #12 for hemstitching (which I did on the hem side)
This is another linen doodle cloth . I also tried shadow work - probably not something I would try often. However the final exercise so far was triangle stitch in the middle. Moyra McNeill has a section on double back stitch pulled thread stitches and this is one of my favourites. It gives a quite delicate effect. I wish I had had more time to dip further in the intricacies of herringbone but I will stop there .