This version of Threaded Reversed Fly stitch is simple and easy to work.
First work a row of reversed fly stitch version 2 as a foundation row. When working this foundation row keep the stitching loose as it will tighten as you lace a second thread through it.
A second contrasted thread is then threaded as illustrated weaving in and out of the longer outer spines on the foundation row.
As you move from stitch to stitch, do not pass the needle through the ground fabric. Use a blunt ended tapestry needle for this part of the process to avoid splitting the foundation running stitches.
Turn your work and make the return trip weaving in and out of the longer outer spines on the foundation row.
The thread that you use to weave with, can be a metallic, a fine cord or fine ribbon of contrasting colour.
This hand embroidery stitch can be worked in a single line as a border stitch or along a seam in a crazy quilt or rows can be banked one upon the other to create a pattern to fill a shape.
There are a number of varieties and developments of Fly stitch. These are listed under Closed fly stitch, Plaited fly stitch, Reversed fly stitch, Threaded fly stitch, Threaded reversed fly stitch, Whipped fly stitch, and Whipped reversed fly stitch.