This is a rich looking stitch, used especially to make flower petals. The weaving done to make this stitch gives a dimensional effect. It is a common stitch used in needle weaving style of embroidery and kamal kadai from India.
This stitch is done between three straight stitches.
|Fig 1: Make three straight stitches of equal length, or with the middle stitch slightly longer. Try to give them a common centre point, as illustrated.||Fig 2: Bring the needle out from the common centre point. Start weaving by taking the needle under the first and last laid threads.|
|Fig 3: Then, turn around and this time, take the needle under the middle laid thread.||Fig 4: Repeat the process. Do not pluck the fabric underneath. The only time you take the needle through the fabric is when you start and when you end.|
|Fig 5: A finished woven trellis would look like this. Since the middle stitch was a little too long, the top looks a bit clumped.|