Types Of Embroidery Stitches – Feather Stitches
An embroidery stitch is a movement of the embroidery needle from the back of the fiber to the front side and back to the front side. This article will explain the various types of embroidery stitches, feather stitches, and the steps to do them. The feather stitch and its variations are used in surface embroidery to create airy lines of stitching along curves or straight lines. It’s one of the most basic and popular embroidery stitches and can create an edge finish or a surface embroidery stitch.
1. Feather Stitch
Feather Stitch is an attractive and decorative stitch that mainly accompanies embellishments or other stitches like the French knot.
Steps to make Feather Stitch:
- It is always advisable to make stitch lines to avoid any asymmetry. For this stitch, make four parallel lines and name them 1, 2, 3, 4.
- Start by bringing the needle up from line 2. Now, put the needle in through line 4 and bring it out from line 3 holding the thread under the needle in V at the point on line 3.
- Now move to make the next ‘V.’ Keep on putting the needle in through line 1 and bring it out through line 2. Then pull out the needle with the thread to make the next ‘V.’
- Continue this process by putting the needle in through the outer stitch line and bringing it back out from the inner stitch line. Keep differing between the left and right side to make the ‘V’s putting in the needle through line 1 and bringing it back out from line 2; put the needle in through line 4 and bring it out from line 3.
2. Side-Feather Stitch
Unlike the regular feather stitch, we do not stitch alternate this stitch between the left and right sides but only one side.
Steps to make Side-Feather Stitch:
- Draw two parallel lines and name them 1 and 2. We will work through this from top to bottom towards the right side.
- Start from line 1 and bring it out through line 2. Keep in mind that lines 1 and 2 lies in a straight line. Now bring the needle out from line 1, which lies diagonally, to line 2. With the yarn under the needle, pull the needle out.
- Continue this process. You will notice that, unlike the feather stitch, this is a series of single-sided V.
3. Double-Feather Stitch
The double-feather is an elegant decorative stitch. This stitch is similar to the feather stitch but has branches on each side.
Steps to make Double-Feather Stitch:
- Draw five stitch lines and name them a, b, c, d, e.
- Start by bringing the needle out through line ‘c’ and putting it through line ‘e’ and then again bringing it back from the line ‘d’ to make the first begin to make the next ‘V’ by taking the needle in through line ‘b’ and bringing it back out of line ‘c.’ Ensure that all diagonal stitches are parallel to one other.
- When you pull out the yarn and finish the second ‘V,’ you start the second set. For this, work back towards the right side in the same way. You will get the stitch that you want.
After going through our article, we hope you have come to know about many types of embroidery stitches. Even though it may take few days to learn the methods, you will master stitching after some practice. Keep Stitching