Week 17 Wheat - ear stitch
I thought that I would try another format for this stitch. I neatened the edges of my sample pieces with a similar stitch on my sewing machine and then frayed back to this.
I had some fun with the bunnies by adding an extra loop to the bottom of the stitch and then I reversed the stitch for the flowers. I think the three rows of stitching would make a good border and it could probably be improved by making the middle row go in the opposite direction. When I put the stitch side by side it reminded me of a row of people so I added a few french knots to achieve this effect. Because this is such a regular stitch I punched holes down the side of my card and laced the stitches. This would be a good stitch for a beginner especially taught by lacing it on card first.