Here is the very difficult to photograph but easy to do double back stitch! This is the top or right side of the fabric:and this is on the underside of the fabric! This beautiful stitch is #16 on the 100 Stitches list.According to 100 Stitches, this stitch is used for "shadow work" and is to be stitched on fine, transparent fabric. Here I am using a white organza: Basically, this stitch is two rows of back stitches on the top of the fabric. They are connected by the needle alternating diagonally from one row to the other on the underside of the fabric. 100 stitches points out that you could work this stitch on either the top of the fabric or the underside. I am working from right to left on the top side of the fabric. The first step is to come up through the fabric.Next, go back down through the fabric a little to the right of where your floss first emerged:Pull through and this makes a small stitch:Come up through the fabric below where your floss first emerged: Pull through, this will create a diagonal line of floss on the underside of the fabric. Go back down into the fabric a little to the right: This makes a small stitch. Come back up throught the fabric a little to the left of the very first stitch you made:This creates another diagonal line of floss under the fabric, forming an "x". Pull through and go back into the fabric right where your floss first emerged - sort of like a back stitch: Pull through and come back up through the fabric a little to the left of the first stitch on the bottom row: Go back into the fabric, next to the first stitch on the bottom row: Come back out of the fabric on the top row, to the left of the stitches:
and back in: and to the bottom row: and just continue: until you have a whole row of stitching.Easy and fun to do!This stitch is in the flat stitches section of 100 Stitches.