The oyster stitch is a petal shaped embroidery stitch made up of a combination of twisted chain stitch and chain stitch. The oyster stitch creates an isolated stitch that’s a bit chunkier than your typical chain stitch, a little wider and flatter, with a twisted, pretzel-like center.
You can use the oyster stitch pretty much anywhere you would use a detached chain stitch (or daisy stitch). It makes terrific petals and leaves!
Here’s the video for the oyster stitch:
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