Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Embroidery Stitches For Leaves : Fishbone Stitch and Variations - 1

I have prepared a list of possible stitches that can be used for embroidering leaves here 

The first stitch that comes to my mind with the thought of embroidering a leaf is the Fishbone Stitch. It is from the family of crossed stitches.
Here is the fishbone stitch and its few variations worked on leaves. 

1. Fishbone Stitch

Bring the needle up at the tip of the leaf.

Pass the needle at the point shown above on the central vein to a point just next to the tip on the left side.

Now, pass the needle from the central vein ( a little below the 1st stitch) to the right side just next to the tip of the leaf.


 Continue working in a similar way

Leaf half done

2. Raised Fishbone Stitch

It is also called as overlapping herringbone stitch / self padded herringbone stitch

Bring the needle up at the tip of the leaf. Pass the needle from b to c

Pick the fabric very close to the tip from 'e' to 'f'.

Pass the needle from g to h

Continue working in a similar way.


3. Open Fishbone Stitch (next post)
4. Leaf Stitch  (next post)



  1. Very Neat and amazing! thanks for sharing :)

  2. You make it look so easy. :) The leaves look so pretty that I must give this a try, thank you.

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