This stitch has technical similarities to the fishbone stitch and the opened fishbone stitch. The difference is that this stitch cannot give sharp ends, and therefore, is not ideal for leaves with tapering ends. Instead, this is one of the best stitches to fill in flower petals.
I will be working on a petal shaped pattern to demonstrate. The pattern has been divided into four by two lines inside. The lines are called A,B,C and D.
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