Wheatear Stitch is a filling stitch which can be used scattered
randomly or evenly on plain or evenweave fabrics. This stitch can
represent foliage or be worked singly to represent of course ears
of Wheat! Which ever way you decide to use it, it's quite a sweet
stitch and gives a nice effect.
Ok, working in any direction bring your needle up at 1 and down
again at 2, then up at 3. Pull your needle through leaving a loop
of thread on the surface of your fabric. Next you are going to make
a detached chain stitch (useful things to know detached chain
stitches!. Insert your needle again at 3, leaving another loop on
your fabric surface and then bring your needle up at 4, inside your
second loop of thread. Insert again at 5, outside the loop of
thread to form a small stitch to hold the detached chain stitch in
place. Repeat the stitch as required. Happy Stitching!