There are three major family of stitches that are technically very similar. A very slight change in the way they are done divides them into three different groups. These are: The Fly stitch family, The Feather stitch family, and The Buttonhole family. Once the basic stitches from these three families are familiarised with, you will learn how they are similar and different. 🙂
I will begin by doing the fly stitch family. It forms a ‘Y’ shape. It can be used to make vegetal designs like ferns or used as fillings for kinds of leaves. Of course, it is not restricted to such designs only though!