fishbone stitch flower embroidery tutorial
fishbone stitch flower
Fishbone stitches are often used for embroidering leaves. However, they are great for pointy flower petals, too! This embroidery stitch works great for bigger shapes because the stitches cross each other and thus minimize the chance of tangling or breaking. Also, this fishbone stitch flower has a subtle texture because of the choice of stitches.
Stitching the petals
First, make a long stitch from the tip of the petal towards the bottom – but not as long as the petal. The length of the stitch decides at which angle your next stitches will lay.
Then stitch from the top left to the right side of the bottom point of your previous stitch
For the next stitch, you go up on the top right and stitch to the left side of the bottom of the first stitch as shown in the picture.
Alternate between those last two stitches. Be careful to maintain the exact same distance between the bottom points and the top entry points. If your stitches tend to become more horizontal then your bottom points should not be as close to another.
Add the knots
Now, it’s time for the frenchknots in the center. Make one french knot for each petal.
If you want to use another knotted stitch like the pistil stitch or colonial knot take a look at the knots tutorial page.