Raised Fishbone Stitch is an ideal stitch for filling the leaves. We will have to divide it into two parts and then work on it. You might be confused with this stitch as satin stitch too. But if you look closer, you will notice it will resemble a fishbone and hence the name. Check out the herringbone stitch too.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy the 36 pack of DMC embroidery floss from Amazon for all your basic embroidery needs)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the raised fishbone 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 of floss for this tutorial
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the raised fishbone stitch
1. Start by bringing the thread up right in the middle at point A. Insert at point B and without taking it down bring it out at point C. Pull the thread up.
2. Next, insert at point D and bring it out at point E.
3. Take it down at point F and bring it out at G.
4. Again, make a similar stitch at the top. Work in a similar fashion till the end of the pattern. Finally, end the stitch and secure the thread with the knot
Tips for working the raised fishbone stitch
- Divide the working area into two sections and work on it.
What is this stitch used for?
- It can be used for filling the flowers, leaves or any patterns.
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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
So until next time,
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