Bird's Eye Stitch



The Bird’s Eye Stitch is a form of Chain Stitch. It is applicable to long, narrow forms grouped about a center, as in some leaves and flowers (such as in daisies) having many oval petals. The loop is caught down by a short stitch at its base. It is an outline stitch only. It is one of the quickest and easiest of stitches to make.

Bring the needle up from beneath, at the center of the figure, drawing the silk out to its full length. Insert the point and bring the point up at the tip of the figure, throwing the thread around the needle point as in making the simple Chain Stitch. Draw the silk through to the upper side again at the center, and make the succeeding loops in the same fashion, until the entire figure is worked. See illustration below.

bird's eye stitch in embroidery

The center of a figure thus worked is usually finished with French Knots.


Return to top of Bird's Eye Stitch page.

Return to Embroidery Stitches page.

Return to Home page.


PLEASE NOTE: If you make a purchase via a link on this page, I may earn a small commission on the transaction - at no added cost to you. Thank you! 


The Last and Best Book of Art Needlework

Over 100 pages of authentic Victorian instructions and patterns from 1895!


FREE
Beeton's Book Of Needlework

433 pages!

Sign up for VEAC! Everything you wanted to know about Victorian embroidery, needlework, crafts and more!

Your E-mail Address
Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you VEAC.

Priscilla Bead Work Book

Make Beautiful Victorian Beaded Purses, Jewelry & Accessories - Starting
TODAY!




Site Build It!