Feather Stitch. The ancient form was a kind of Satin stitch, so arranged that the stitches fitted into each other and covered the whole of the foundation. The modern form is an open stitch worked similarly to Coral stitch, but the needle is placed in a slanting direction instead of straight. Draw three lines ; bring up the needle on the centre one. Hold the thread under the left thumb. Insert the needle on the left-hand side line, and bring it out slightly lower than where the thread last came out, keeping the thread flat on the material. Draw through and take a similar stitch to the right. Continue working alternate stitches right and left. The stitch may be worked as single, double, treble, etc., according to the number of stitches taken to form the side groups, as in (a), (b), (c).

(a)

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(b)

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(c)

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