After some false starts, this is my first attempt at a horizontal interlacing stitch. It's about 1 cm. If you want to google it or look it up in a book, there are a lot of different names for this stitch:
- English: interlacing stitch, and sometimes also known as German, Maltese or Armenian interlacing stitch
- German: orientalischer flechtstich
- Dutch: oosterse vlechtsteek
I came across a very fascinating website about Armenian embroidery, which uses the interlacing stitch as basic stitch in different patterns. This website explaines how you can draw your own charts for interlacing stitch patterns:
Drawing charts for interlacing stitch
So, the next thing I'll do will be drawing a chart for the zig zag pattern, using this website as a tutorial.