Oyster stitch is an isolated stitch that works great for making petals and leaves. You can make it where any kind of petals are needed. Start by working the twisted chain stitch if you are not familiar with it before starting on this stitch.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Oyster Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the OysterStitch
1. Start by working on the twisted chain stitch. Bring the thread up at point A and take it to the left. Insert the needle from point B to point C.
2. Keeping the thread under the needle, bring the needle up.
3. Insert the needle at the bottom stitch without piercing the fabric.
4. Do not pull the floss entirely as it will help you to work on the next step easily.
5. Insert the needle from point D to point E as shown above. Now pull the bottom floss.
6. Pull the needle up by looping the floss around it.
7. Finally, secure by taking the needle down at point F.
Tips for working the Oyster Stitch
- Knowing the twisted chain stitch will help to work this stitch easily.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used for many decorative embroidery stitches and flowers.
- Beautiful flowers can be made with this stitch.
- This stitch can be worked wherever any kind of petals or leaves are required.
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