More belated TAST - Herringbone, or to be more precise, double back, has occupied my last two days stitching. When all is revealed it is obvious I am a slow stitcher - but this slow?
All my stitching time yesterday - maybe three hours, at least, were spent on these two puny efforts.
The previous day was slightly more productive - there were square and circle double back. These are definitely keepers for the future but I just can't see me taking time to stitch and restitch the square on the diagonal which occupied more than the lion's share of yesterday's time.
*** I forgot to mention that there is a square doily in Danish Pulled Thread Embroidery that has 81*! of these squares in the centre - what is my trouble?****
These are worked diagonally and are fairly intuitive - the instructions in Fangel are very explicit and easy to follow, in any case.
I really love this double back pulled work and will keep playing despite yesterday's problems. There are some ideas percolating on the back burner for future use.
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