- 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
The traditional Bias Ground, or Ornamental Ground, is made as in the pair-diagram on the right. On this page we show different grounds based on this diagonal.
Other nice grounds can be obtained by using one unit only.
Traditional Bias Ground
Ground 0228 is a variant in cloth stitch. Ground 0225 shows alternate stitches in the middle.
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.