Single Feather Stitch is a part of the feather stitch family. Unlike the original feather stitch, this is work on a single side. This is a pretty simple to work stitch that you can easily master.
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 Single Feather 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 Single Feather Stitch
1. We will work on 2 parallel lines for this stitch. Start by bringing the thread up at point A. Insert the needle from point B to point C without taking it down. Keep the thread under the needle and pull the thread up. Note that point B will be diagonal to point A and point C.
2. Keep working in a similar fashion for the rest of the pattern.
Tips for working the Simple Feather Stitch
- Drawing the lines will help you to work this stitch easily. But as you become an expert, it is better to avoid the lines, as this stitch doesn’t hide the lines.
- You can use vanishing ink too.
- Knowing the feather stitch will help to work this stitch pretty easy.
- Do not pull the thread too tightly.
- This is a surface embroidery stitch, meaning, it is worked on the surface of the fabric instead of taking it down.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used as a border or as a filling to any pattern.
- It looks great on a motif.
- This can be used as a branch or stem.
- The single feather stitch can also be used with embellishments to a pretty embroidery pattern.
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- Maidenhair stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Fern Stitch
- Cast On Stitch
- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Closed Feather Stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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