- Traditional Bias Ground
- Bias Ground crossed rose style
- Bias Ground crossed differently
- Bias Ground with a diagonal in between
- Bias Ground crossed and a diagonal in between
- Unit bias in a diamond
- Bias Ground crossed and in a diamond
- Short bias
- Double bias
- Bias with vertical
Traditonally, a bias ground is made as follows: make two stitches diagonally, make a stitch in the middle with these two, make two diagonal, stitch in the middle, etc. Usually, the same stitch is applied for this connecting stitch in the middle. See the green dots on the picture to the right.
We can make many variants, by applying two or more different stitches for the middle stitch, see the dots in the picture.
More variants can be made by making connections at the corners, like the rose-ground.
The colors in the picture have no meaning.
Traditional Bias Ground
examples with one connecting stitch
examples with two connecting stitches
Bias Ground crossed rose style
Bias Ground crossed differently
Bias Ground with a diagonal in between
Bias Ground crossed and a diagonal in between
Unit bias in a diamond
Bias Ground crossed and in a diamond
Take just one unit of the Bias ground and place them all in the same direction (ground 0228 S), or in alternating directions (ground 0228 A). The latter may give nice results in two colours. The placing of the units in alternating directions is also shown in mrs Irvine’s paper Developing a Mathematical Model for Bobbin Lace.
Bias with vertical
The pictures below show three different units. The units are placed like the white tiles on a checker board.
The one on the left is a bias ground, stretched vertically, as found in the Whiting index F4. Experimenting with stitches, I created the units in the middle and the right. The ground in the middle is equivalent to the little snowflake. The one on the right proved to be a real surprise! See the example. These grounds also look nice when made on a hexagonal raster, connecting the units with a short plait.