Open fishbone stitch
This variation of fishbone stitch has a more open effect. It is often used to fill small shapes such as leaves or flower petals. As it does not give a dense effect, if required an outline stitch, e.g. stem stitch, chain stitch can be worked around the edge of the shape.
Bring up the needle on the left edge, and insert the needle just to the right of the centre to make another diagonal stitch.
Structure of stitch
Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.15
Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.91