This is an easy stitch that is ideal to use for floral sprays and since Holiday season is just around the corner this stitch is ideal for simple wreaths. In this sample I have worked it on the diagonal to keep the demonstration simple but you can work fern stitch on curves or in geometric patterns
How to work fern stitch
Fern stitch consists of a simple arrangement of 3 straight stitches.
Bring the thread from the back of the fabric and work a straight stitch.
Next work a straight on the left side followed by a straight stitch on the right side.
This unit of 3 straight stitches is repeated along the line.
The spine can be further decorated with french knots of beads.
It is a very simple stitch that lends itself to all sorts of applications and can be taught to children.
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