The Wheatear Stitch is another variation of Chain Stitch. It incorporates chain stitches with little diagonal straight stitches. This resembles to wheat stalks when embroidered in straight or curved lines. Single Wheatear Stitches are known as Detached Wheatear Stitch.
1. Pull out the threaded needle through A in the fabric.
2. Now, make two diagonal straight stitches A-B and A-C at point A.
3. Take the needle out at A and insert it in D.
4. Take out the needle at E and loop the thread around A and put the needle at E which makes a single Chain Stitch. Single Chain Stitches like E-A will replace the A-D Straight Stitch from now on.
5. Follow step 2 to make two more diagonal straight stitches at point E.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to complete the embroidery.
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