Laced Herringbone

Structural Category

Crossed; Interlaced, Plaited, or Woven

Specific Usage


Other Names

German Interlacing; Woven Herringbone


After working the row of Herringbone stitches, rotate the textile 180 degrees and stitch lacing around the crossed part of the stitches from left to right. Make two complete circles around each upper cross and one and a half circles around each of the lower crosses. Interlace the thread over and under both the foundation stitches and itself.


For diagrams, see Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 26.

Bibliographic Sources

Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 26.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 61.