The feather stitch family is technically similar to The Fly stitch family and The Buttonhole family. It forms stitches by catching loops to make continuous ‘V’ like formations. Generally, we can say that these three families of stitches are cousins and differ only slightly in the  way they are excuted. 

This stitch is very decorative, specially if teamed with any other complementing stitch. It can form beautiful border designs and fillings too.