Raised Herringbone Stitch
Raised Herringbone Stitch is a bold stitch used to depict leaf and petal shapes. It can be worked solidly or more openly for a spikey effect. It can be worked on both plain and evenweave fabrics in a variety of thread thicknesses. The thicker the thread the more raised the effect.
Ok, to work Raised Herringbone Stitch first mark a leaf or petal shape on your fabric with a fabric marker pen. Now using a blunt needle throughout bring your needle up at 1 (the bottom of your leaf), down at 2 and up at 3. Pass your needle from right to left through the vertical stitch without piercing the fabric and then insert your needle at 4 and up at 5 to begin again. Repeat this sequence until your entire shape is filled. This really does create a lovely textured leaf or petal shape.