Ray Stitch is basically doing some straight stitches in a particular pattern (mostly triangular shape). This is also known as fan stitch.
1. I started the embroidery by taking out the needle at the end of the stalk and inserted it back to the point, where it joined with the leaf.
2. After that I took out the needle through the tip of the leaf and inserted it back to the junction of leaf and its stalk.
3. Then took it out through the different points, following the pattern. Like Diamond Eyelet Stitch, Algerian Eye stitch, Eyelet wheel Stitch; in Ray Stitch the straight stitches starts from the outer points and ends in the same point.
4. Remember, every time the needle has to be inserted back to the junction of the leaf and its stalk.
The Picture Guide:
A variation to the Ray Stitch is Diamond Ray Stitch. The process of doing this stitch is same. Have to complete all the connected small diamond shapes individually.
Diamond ray stitch looks beautiful on any fabric. As the thread is drawn, this gives an impression of heavy embroidery work. For me, the work looks more beautiful in silk thread. I’ve made a big diamond structure combining nine smaller diamond structures.