Take a Stitch Tuesday week 36: Plaited Feather Stitch

Not my best work, but plaited feather stitch using DMC Cotton Perle #5. One strand DMC 921, the other variegated DMC 4122.

TAST Stitch 36: Plaited Feather Stitch

I have always struggled trying to mark my background fabric to get measured and uniform stitches. I had just finished the seam above and not extremely happy with my work, when look what arrived in the mail:

Sharon B’s CQ Stitcher Templates

Still figuring out the best marking methods and practicing uniform stitch lengths, but looking forward to playing with the stitching templates. Please post in the comments if you have tips and/or recommendations for even stitching and marking techniques.