Closed Herringbone Stitch
This stitch is a variation of the Herringbone Stitch with the tops and bottoms closed, like an old-fashioned baby gate. The wrong side of the fabric will show a doble row of Backstitches. As a matter of fact, this is the same stitch as the Double Backstitch, the stitch used for Shadow Embroidery, worked on the other side of the fabric. Actually, some people prefer to stitch shadowwork on the reverse, using this stitch.
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If you're using this stitch for Shadow Embroidery, follow the same guidelines as when using the Double Backstitch