Simple feather stitch
The feather stitch is a wonderful embroidery stitch you can use for border designs and used in floral designs. It is named so because of the feather like look of the finished embroidery stitch.
Looped stitches are made on the left and right, base stitch being the one in fishbone stitch.
How to do the feather stitch
Draw 4 parallel lines where you want to make the stitch ( 1/4 inch apart) . Start stitching from the second line at the bottom. Bring up the needle from the back of the fabric at 1
Take down the needle at 2 opposite to the point 1, on the 3rd line and without pulling the needle fully bring up the needle at 3 , a little up on the 2nd line. Ensure that loop is above when you pull the needle .
Continue to the next stitch which is made to the left
Curved feather stitch.
Closed feather stitch
The closed feather stitch has slanted loops made along two parallel lines ( imaginary)
How to do the closed feather stitch
The picture below is self explanatory. Make loops along the parallel line in the pattern above
Side open feather stitch
Double feather stitch
Beaded feather stitch
Checkout the tutorial on beading stitches for more details on how to do this stitch
Feather stitch -variations
Chained feather stitch
Chained feather stitch is made by interspersing lazy daisy stitch with feather stitch.