Feather Stitch leaf

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Feather stitch is one of those stitches that almost has built in leaves.  In the freestyle embroidery project, I used the feather stitch as a long stem with many branches and clusters of French knots as flowers, but the green gives the impression of leaves, even though there aren’t any leaves stitched.

If a feather stitch had no flowers, it could look like a vine with many small leaves. I made my stitches balanced with one to the right and then one to the left, but you can do what you want to fit the space you have.

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For a tutorial on how to stitch the feather stitch click HERE.  For more of the freestyle embroidery project, click HERE.

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Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

designer, teacher, speaker

Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. Find out how to take a course or workshop.

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