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 centre 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 seperate family altogether. 🙂

I shall provide with an embroidery sample as soon as I have one.