Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fern Stitch

Here is another lovely stitch for the letter F this week.  :)
The beautiful Fern Stitch.   I have decided since my drawing is in no way showing any improvement whatsoever, that I will just show the method of stitching without my ghastly attempts at drawing.  I am sure you will be able to follow without them.

Step One:

Draw thread up from under your work and insert needle to the left of this point.  Then bring the needle back up as close as possible to the beginning point.

Next bring your needle up and on a slight diagonal down and up again at the original point.

Then bring your needle up again on the slight diagonal from under the first stitch and down and up again in line with the first straight stitch.

As you can see from this next picture, you have now created another almost straight line stitch and then follow the same method for the diagonal stitches that form the fronds coming from the stem.

Continue in this method until you have the desired length Fern created.


  1. Oh another beautiful stitch you pictures look lovely.

    1. Thank you Mel....I think my pics are improving, thanks to your help :) Yes, I love this stitch, I want to embroidery all my crafts with it ;)

  2. That is a lovely stitch! Great picture tutorial too, by the way. xoxo

  3. Thank you Laura. Glad you can follow my picture tutorial and thank you for the lovely comments :)

  4. I've been looking through some of your embroidery posts... so clear and easy to follow!!! Hope you don't mind, but I'm pinning some for future reference. It's been many, many years since I've done any hand stitching and I've totally forgotten everything.

  5. Not at all Pam...I am honoured that you think they are good enough to Pin :) Just remember my instructions are for left handers.