The Otomi bird

The Otomi bird

otomimeise8To practice my newly found embroidery technique used by the Otomi people to create their colorful surface patterns, I started this bird last week. The stitch used is a very narrow herringbone stitch. A stitch which I like very much for it’s versatility as you can find out by the many tutorials I made for herringbone stitch variations over the years. Today I have finished the bird. I can’t believe it’s so fast to stitch up! The motion of herringbone stitch is very relaxing and intuitive.

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herringbone stitch works with letters, too

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Anne is an embroidery enthusiast living in rural north eastern Germany.

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