Today I'd like to introduce you to (or perhaps re-acquaint you with) one of my favourite stitches: the Wheat Ear Stitch. I think it's obvious where it got it's name from! The Wheat Ear Stitch is perfect for making decorative straight lines as well as curvy ones. I especially like making 'Wheat Ear Circles' and I can't wait to see how you all will be experimenting with this stitch in your Garden Path Sampler!
So without further ado: here's a photo tutorial on how to make a Wheat Ear Stitch. If you click on the photos you can view them in a larger size on Flickr. :)
I always like to draw a guideline when I work this particular stitch. If you want your Wheat 'leaves' (the stitches that point outward) to be extremely accurate you may even prefer to use three guidelines: one in the middle (like mine) and a parallel line on either side.
I hope you will have lots of fun with the Wheat Ear Stitch, don't forget to post your Garden Path Sampler wip's in our Flickr Group here.