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.


herringbone stitch works with letters, too



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

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