This stitch, as the name suggests, resembles wheat or sheaf of wheat when done in multiples. This is a decorative stitch and can be used as per our imagination.
You need to know the detached wheatear stitch. I will be following three parallel stitch lines to demonstrate this stitch.
|Fig 1: Start the base by doing a detached wheatear stitch as shown above. Note that A and C lie on the left and right stitch lines. B and D lie on the centre stitch line.||Fig 2: We now proceed to make more detached wheatear stitches one after the other.
After putting in the needle through D, bring it out through E, then in through D and out through F.
|Fig 3: Put the needle in through D again. This completes the second pair of ‘ears’. Bring the needle out through G.||Fig 4: Take the needle beneath the second pair of ‘ears’ and the previous loop to form the second loop of the sequence.|
|Fig 5: Put the needle in through G to complete the second loop.||Fig 6: Keep up with this procedure to finish the entire stitch line.|
|Fig 7: A finished line of wheatear stitch would look like this. I have ended the sequence with the ‘ears’ or a ‘V’ to give it a more wheat sheaf look. Try this stitch on curves as well.|