I made some progress with my chikan work over the weekend (from Anita‘s stitch-a-long class). I added some variegated thread in blue and yellow. Here is the back of the work – this is double back stitch so from the back it looks like herringbone.
Take a closer look at the front of the work. The thread on the front looks like a back stitch outline of the design, but the herringbone in the back colors in the shapes. Pretty cool!