Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wheatear Stitch

This lovely stitch is called the wheat ear stitch.   You can make all the little stitches nice and even, as I have tried to do or you can make long wavy lines with it and then each little part of the stitch short and long to give it a totally different look.

The first thing you are going to do is make a small V stitch as demonstrated in this photo.

As you are making the base of the V with your needle proceed down in a straight line and bring the needle out again to the front of work.

Now that you have pulled your thread through, you are going to take your needle up and through the little V.   The aim here is to make a loop as shown in the photo below this one.

Please excuse the differing sizes of these photos, I tried to make them the same dimensions, but both my phone and the ribbet program did not want to be very helpful today.  So here is the loop. Whilst trying to keep the oval tension even, bring your needle back up and out on the left, as you are going to repeat the process all over again by making the V stitch once again.

As you can see in the next photo the V will start to take shape