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.

wheatear_stitch_1   wheatear_stitch_2
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.
     
wheatear_stitch_3   wheatear_stitch_4
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.
     
wheatear_stitch_5           wheatear_stitch_6
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.
   
wheatear_stitch_7   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.

  

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