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Finishing the corners with diagonal gobelin stitches

To finish out the corners, surround the herringbone squares with slanted gobelin stitches. Gobelin is a catch-all term for straight stitches. They can be any length, straight, horizontal, diagonal or oblique, and are a useful stitch for creating a border, surrounding another stitch or motif, or just to add color and interest to a project.

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Could this be a misnomer? Herringbone Squares!

I’ve never understood how something named a “square” is actually a diamond shape. But there it is – a herringbone square makes a diamond shape rather than a square. For the herringbone squares I used 1 strand of Caron Collection Watercolours 007 Pistachio Nut. The original color way was stitched with Rainbow Gallery Splendor S865

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