Double Back

Structural Category

Crossed

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Closed Herringbone; Crossed Back; Shadow

Face

Reverse


Comments

A double row of Back stitches is worked simultaneously along two lines. This makes a Closed Herringbone stitch on the reverse. On a sheer fabric the herringbone produces a shadow.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 47.


Bibliographic Sources

Enthoven, Jacqueline. The Stitches of Creative Embroidery, pp. 81, 83.
Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 79.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 47.
Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson’s Embroidery Book, p. 274.