Figure-8 bar weaving:|
I find simple, non-adorned bar weaving to be as pretty as bar weaved areas with fill-in stitches.
Christmas tree to the left is a freebie design on the Kreinik website. I stitched and used it as an insert into Christmas Cards that I sent out to close friends last year.You work the figure-8 weave by coming up in the middle of the fabric threads with half of the threads on each side of the needle.
Then the pattern is loop over half of the fabric threads, bring the needle up again in the middle, loop over the other half of the fabric threads, and so on.
Wrapped bar weaving:
Below I have included a photo from Nordic Needle as I feel their drawn example best explains bar wrapping and its use working Greek Crosses.
Using buttonhole stitch for bar weaving:
When I work the Rosette (Struvor) stitch I want the pull stitches to form a nice symmetric Y-branch within the four corners. To accomplish this, instead of a simple wrapped bar I do 8 weaved bars of buttonhole stitches then count up from the bottom 3 loops (see white arrows), do the pull stitches to form two buttonhole worked bars into a Y-shape.