I am sure many people will enjoy the next stitch on the list and crazy quilters will have fun with it too.
I found this stitch in Edith Johns Creative Stitches (p44) and discovered it is heaps of fun. Triple chain is quite simple as it is a chain stitch with two side stitches.
It can be very effective particularly if you vary the height or angle of the chain stitches down the side. You can easily add beads or lace novelty threads through the loops.
As I said this stitch is a lot of fun and you can use a large variety of threads can be used from fine cotton perle to silk ribbon, the size of the stitch will depend on the weight of the thread used.
Start with a chain stitch.
Bring the thread to the front of the fabric and insert the needle closely to where the thread emerges.
Take the needle through the fabric, bringing the point of the needle out a short space along the line to be stitched. With the thread wrapped under the needle point pull the needle through the fabric to form a loop.
Take your needle to the back of the fabric forming a small straight stitch over the loop, to hold the chain down.
This creates the first chain.
Rotate your work clockwise, to work a second chain stitch placed at right angles to the first stitch.
Make sure the chain stitch tie is pointed to the middle of the line.
Rotate your work again to work another chain stitch on the other side of the central line.
The tie stitch should point to the middle.
Insert your needle into the middle of the first chain stitch, just above the first tie and make chain.
Make another chain stitch
Once again turn your work to make each of the two wing stitches, and repeat the process along the line.
Enjoy this weeks stitch!
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