This stitch, looks like the long tailed daisy done in a zig zag manner. Being a mottif stitch, it can be used comfortably for light borders and with other embelishments.

You need to be aware of the long tailed daisy stitch to be able to do this stitch. Knowledge of the zig zag chain stitch will be good.

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Fig 1: We begin by doing a long tailed daisy with the start point on A. The loop is angled at about 45 degrees since we are making a zig zag pattern.
While making the ‘tail’, before going in through the fabric, we wrap the thread around the needle as shown in the illustration.

Fig 2: Then, the needle is put in through C and brought out through D, again at an angle of about 45 degrees.
Next , loop the thread around the needle as shown. This is to make the next long tailed daisy.

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feathered_chain_stitch_3 Fig 3: Continue this procedure of making long tailed daisies at 45 degree angles.
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Fig 4: This illustration shows a portion of the feathered chain stitch.
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