Fancy herringbone stitch is an ornamental stitch which is worked in more than one colour. It is worked in spaced multiple rows, using a carefully selected range of colours. To work this stitch neatly and keep the row straight, choose an even-weave fabric and count the threads, or mark parallel guidelines on the plain-weave fabric .
Work each row in three journeys.
Begin by making a foundation row of ordinary herringbone stitches. Space the stitches quite widely apart, as shown.
Work cross stitches over the top and bottom crosses of the herringbone row.
Interlacing the stitches.
Make sure that the vertical bar is worked first (like the tied herringbone stitch), then cross it with the horizontal bar. lace a thread from left to right through the horizontal bars of cross stitches without picking up the fabric