Closed Feather Stitch is another variation of the feather stitch. While the feather stitch has open ends, this has closed ends. It results in a beautiful ladder-like pattern.
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 closed 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.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the closed feather stitch
1. I have drawn two parallel straight lines. Start by bringing the thread on Lower Line at point A. Insert from point B to point C on the Upper Line. Keep the thread below the needle and pull up the thread.
2. Next, insert the needle from point A to Point D on the lower line. Pull the thread up by keeping the thread below the needle.
3. Keep working in a similar fashion on both the lines.
4. Now, carry on with the next line too.
5. Complete the pattern in a similar fashion and finish it by inserting the needle outside the stitch at the end of the design and secure with a knot.
Tips for working the closed feather stitch
- You can work this stitch in any direction that you want.
- Lines can be drawn for easier working as they can be easily hidden with the stitch.
What is this stitch used for?
- It can be used as a border stitch with embellishment.
- This stitch looks great on a motif or girl’s frock.
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More stitches tutorials:
- Stem Stitch
- Chain Stitch
- Running Stitch
- French Knot
- Lazy Daisy
- Back Stitch
- Cable Chain Stitch
- Fly Stitch
- Bullion Knot
- Woven Trellis Stitch
- Long And Short Stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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