(by flossbox on Flickr)
SharonB has some instructions for the stitch here, which includes a lot of listed variations:
- Plaited fly stitch
- Reversed fly stitch 1
- Reversed fly 2
- Threaded fly
- Reversed threaded fly
- Reversed whipped fly
You could vary this stitch in a range of ways, possibly by beading the tails, tying them down with French knots, changing the length of the tails, there are lots of possibilities!
Fly stitch works well following curved lines:
(by Luci F on Flickr)
You could use it to build up a picture, like these lovely bare winter trees:
(by Magpies Laundry on Flickr)
Another great example of using the stitch in context is this lovely hedge, by dytay on Flickr. How about nesting the stitches, like this sample from Kay Susan on Flickr.
Fly stitch also looks good on a counted fabric - you could experiment with rotating it:
(by Aranthe on Flickr)
We'd love ot see what you manage to do - please bring any samples to our September meeting.