This stitch is made of series of three straight stitches. It resembles a fern leaf and so, a good stitch to do vegetational designs.
You need to know how to do the straight stitch. I will work over three parallel curved stitch lines to bring out the effect.
|Fig 1: Bring the needle out from A and take it in through B, both points which lie over the second stitch line.||Fig 2: Now, Take the needle out through C, a point which lies on the first stitch line.This point lies a little higher than the point B (about 45 degrees).|
|Fig 3: Now, take the needle in through the point B. Then, bring the needle out through point D, and take it in through B.
This finishes a set of three straight stitches.
|Fig 4: Bring out through E and back in to B. Follow the illustration to continue.|
|Fig 5: A finished portion looks like this.|
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