The Herringbone Stitch in embroidery is used for various borders and zig zag type patterns. It is very similar to Catch Stitch in regular hand sewing, yet this is to be more often a bit larger, and more visible.
Unlike the Catch Stitch, the Herringbone Stitch is done on only one layer of fabric. The Catch Stitch is used to hold more than one layer together to create a hem.
The Double Cross Stitch is similar to the regular Cross Stitch, being like an “X”, but the Double Cross Stitch looks more like a snowflake, or could even be used to looks like a star in an embroidery pattern.
Unlike the regular Cross Stitch, The Double Cross Stitch may not be easy to do on Aida fabric. Since the holes in the Aida fabric are only set up in rows squares, it would be difficult to poke through the stiff fibers in between the holes.
The Cross Stitch is frequently used to create different pictures/images, sometimes even in fine detail. It is is often used on AIDA fabric which is kind of fabric where spaces are left in between the weave of the fabric, left for the needle to go through, and easy to space evenly for exact patterns.
There are even some kits or instructions that are sold to count the number of squares within the Aida fabric to get the exact image that you want.
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