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Free Tutorial. Fly Stitch with Silk Ribbon

Fly stitch is absolutely fabulous for embroidering leaves and feathers. It is quick, easy and very effective. You can stitch leaves of different shapes, and you can use just one colour or change your ribbon half way onto another colour to get more colour variation.

Here is an example I stitched with 2mm-wide silk ribbon. I used Spruce ribbon for the tip of the leaf, and Teal Green as I moved from the middle of the leaf to its base.

Fly Stitch. Silk Ribbon Embroidery Tutorial

Fly Stitch. Silk Ribbon Embroidery Tutorial

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