Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch


This is the chain stitch. It’s a basic
embroidery stitch and forms a line of interlocking loops chain stitch can be used as a filling It can also be used as a decorative stitch.
You can lace it with other threads and it also forms the basis of many
composite stitches so it’s very versatile we’re going to start with a short line
from right to left. Left-handers would work from left to right and you’re going to take the needle down
into your fabric and the same hole you came out of leave a little bit of thread on the top of your fabric
in the form of a loop and come up inside the loop and pull your thread forward so again down into the hole you came out of
which is inside your previous stitch now and then come up inside the loop of your working thread and pull forward so that’s the one method of working the
chain stitch and it’s called the stab method now we can so the chain stitch as well So just scooping up a bit of the fabric, and bringing your needle right back up come up inside the loop of your working
thread and pull forward So again, down inside your previous stitch in the
hole you came out of scoop up a little bit of the fabric come out inside the loop of the working
thread and pull forward and sometimes your thread will tangle up a bit just use your needle to straighten it out so back down inside the loop you came out of and then leave a little loop on the front of your fabric come up inside the loop and pull forward again down inside the hole leave a little loop come up inside the loop and then pull forward So you can see the line of interlocking loops here and when you come to the end of the line to end it, you just want to stitch a little anchor stitch right over your last loop and pull through And that is the chain stitch! for more tips and techniques on hand embroidery stop by and visit me at Needle ‘n Thread!

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