Wheat-Ear Stitch. So called from its resemblance to wheat. The stitch is formed of two rows of spikes with a Chain stitch between. To work, draw three parallel lines as a guide. Bring up the needle on the centre line. Make a Chain stitch. Insert the needle on the right-hand line at the same level as the Chain stitch ; bring it out in the Chain stitch, and draw the thread through. Similarly, insert the needle in the left-hand line and make another stitch, bringing out the needle as before in the Chain stitch. This gives two series of spikes, each couple ending within the Chain stitch. The stitch may be worked also with spikes on one side and Bullion stitches on the other. It is useful for sprays, grass, ferns, etc.