Also known as: Long french knot
This is a decorative stitch. We can also say it is a motif stitch which can be used for the purpose of making flower pistils or similar looking patterns. There is not much hassle in doing the pistil stitch and is just a variation of the french knot. I would say, pistil stitch is to french knot just the way long tailed daisy is to lazy daisy! The only difference is a little longer tail. 😀
It is good if you have the knowledge of french knot before begining this stitch.
Note: Dear Ones, this will be my last embroidery stitch lesson for the coming two weeks … as I am going off to the hospital tomorrow (!!) to deliver my first baby 😀 [see >> the pregnant me << here]