Fern Stitch

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 into B. Follow the illustration to continue.
Fig 5: A finished portion looks like this.
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  1. Aimee Aimee Google Chrome Windows says:

    Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate it ‘
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