Cretan stitch:This is a variation of the feather stitch. This is done by making two slanting outer stitches, one to the right and one to the left of the stamped line. The center forms a ribbed effect. It can make an effective border.
a step by step illustration of how to work feather stitch.Feather stitch is also known as single coral stitch and briar stitch. Feather stitch is found extensively on traditional English smocks and on antique crazy quilts.