Friday, July 04, 2008

Victorian Tufting (Herringbone Stitch)

I mentioned earlier that I joined the hand embroidery group at Stitchin’ Fingers. For my first stitch, I chose the herringbone as it is used for Victorian tufting. This is something I’ve wanted to try for a few years and just never got around to it. After the stitches are cut, they feel like velvet. Detailed instructions are in the Fall 2004 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine (page 18).

In the photo on the left you can see the built up herringbone stitches before I cut them open. On the right is the resulting fluffy “grass. “ I will definitely be revisiting this quick and useful technique…

4 comments:

Mermaid's Purse said...

This is looking really beautiful Conni and what a great way to use the Herringbone stitch!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Very nice!
And they don't pull out after they are cut, right?

Micki said...

Very effective, love it!

JoWynn Johns said...

Lovely, lovely. And that tufted grass is fun to do, isn't it? I did it around the beads on this sampler:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jowynnj/344536246/ It's also called turkey stitch. ???