Fishbone Stitch Family

Fishbone stitch of family deals with filling patterns by dividing the pattern into two parts. The stitch is then done on each part of the pattern alternately. The final effect of the stitch would be a rib-like formation in the center of the pattern. This formation is especially helpful when we are making leaves or feathers. The effect it gives is more realistic.

Depending on the pattern to be made, there are various ways to go about executing these stitches. Though all of them might look essentially alike, they differ slightly in their execution.

These stitches might fall in the satin stitch family in a more general or broader sense, but the nature of these stitches forced me to place them under a separate family altogether. 🙂

Fishbone Stitch Family


Fishbone Stitch


Open Fishbone Stitch


Flat Stitch


Raised Fishbone
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  1. Hannah United States Google Chrome  F3113) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/72.0.3626.121 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    Hey Sarah. Thanks so much for the valuable information on your website. Easy to read and follow! I have been searching for a while how to complete a particular stitch I have seen in a video elsewhere and hoping you can help me as I have been unable to recreate this (video is short and very fast). Do you know the name of this stitch?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sarah United States Google Chrome  Redmi 5 Plus) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/72.0.3626.121 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

      Hi Hannah. Thanks for writing. You did not give any reference to the video you have seen. Send me the link so that I can check and try to figure out!

  2. Jyoshna India Safari iPad says:

    Hi sarah how much u charge for embroidery classes

  3. Ketaki Jadhav India Safari  Android 4.1.2 GT-I9100 Build/JZO54K says:

    I am interested in joining the embroidery classes.
    Please send the details ASAP.

  4. priya India Internet Explorer Windows says:

    sara i want to learn embroidery from you. i’m a student of fashion designing could you please tell when shall i need to come to learn these things.
    thanking you in advance

    • sarah India Internet Explorer Windows says:

      Dear Priya,
      I hold my classes in Pune. Right now, of course, am on a break. But hoping to resume soon. So, if you stay somewhere near Pashan in Pune, you can drop an email to me for details.

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