Woven detached chain stitch tutorial

sample of woven detached chain stitch how to work Woven detached chain stitchWoven detached chain stitch is not only simple to work but it also makes delightful little leaf shapes that can be used in floral sprays. Woven detached chain stitch is as it sounds a detached chain stitch which has been been woven or laced with thread.It is fun to do and looks great if you use a variegated or hand dyed thread to weave the stitch.

How to hand Embroider Woven detached chain stitch

The stitch starts out as a detached chain that is worked in slightly loose manner since the loop of the chain stitch acts as the foundation on which to weave. The weaving will pull the thread tighter. how to work Woven detached chain stitchTake a thread to the back and bring your thread out at the top of the chain stitch. how to work Woven detached chain stitchSlide your needle under one side of the chain stitch pointing your needle towards the centre. You are not going through the fabric just under the loop of the chain stitch. how to work Woven detached chain stitchPull the needle through to the other side of the chain stitch. Turn your needle slide the needle under the loop of the chain stitch keeping the needle pointing towards the centre. Pull the needle through to the other side of the chain stitch. how to work Woven detached chain stitchRepeat this weaving action back and forth. As you weave pack the weaving slightly by nudging the weaving up the chain stitch with the end of the needle. how to work Woven detached chain stitchWhen you get to the base of the chain stitch pack it neatly and take your thread to the back of your work and finish off. As you can see Woven detached chain stitch makes a little leaf shape.

I hope you enjoy and have loads fun with this stitch.

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30 Responses to Woven detached chain stitch tutorial

  1. Debbie says:

    Here are my samples for stitches 56 to 58 – catching up!!

  2. Here is my example of Stitch 58. Had trouble with it laying down nicely.

    More later,



  3. Anneliese says:

    Dear Sharon, I made a little Tast challenge quilt with Tast stitches, I could not help using more than four.
    Thanks for the interesting highlights.

  4. Lilian says:

    I’m a little behind. Here’s my Raised Herringbone Band (51) piece:


    I liked this one.

  5. Luiz Vaz says:

    Sharon, hope everything is well. My post for the stitch 58
    Thank you all 🙂

  6. For the first time i took part in TAST… very happy i started participating… i catch up all stitches one by one thank you sharon for this wonderful challenge event


  7. gailllc says:

    I can’t decide whether to say I’ve caught up (on my schedule, my week 7 & 8 are late — it’s week 9 for me), getting ahead (I also worked week 12) or on schedule because I also worked stitches 56, 57, 58! They’re all chain stitch variations, and I made a sampler! Chain stitch variations rock!

  8. Claudia says:

    Now I could catch up with all stitches from TAST 2013: http://fabricfusion.blogspot.com/2013/03/tast-2013-stiche-54-56-57-und-58-tast.html
    Sharon, wish you the best for next week and hope you can recover quickly!!!

  9. Luiz Vaz says:

    Hello Sharon and friends. I’m a little late … Posted the stitches 54, 55, 56 and 57. Thank you all!


  10. Kerry says:

    I just started the challenge and have finished weeks 1 & 2. It is so inpiring to see all the work featured and I’m glad to be joining in. http://madroka.blogspot.com/2013/03/take-stitch-tuesday-weeks-1-2.html

  11. Margo Brooks says:

    Love this! They look like coffee beans. I can definitely see using this stitch sometime.

  12. Hi Sharon,
    wishing you recover fast from your health issue.
    and thank you for developing these known stitches to more interesting ones. by trying these stitches, I am also benefitted of learning, exploring, adding more stitches to my sampler!
    I started this week’s stitch exploration here-

  13. Liz Eph says:

    Hope you get well soon x

  14. Angela says:

    Hey Sharon, I sure hope you are feeling better quickly! I love this new to me stitch! Thanks for sharing it.
    You can see my work here

  15. Brigitte Otto says:

    Hi Sharon, first of all my best wishes for a fast and complete recovery!
    I’ve just uploaded a picture of my use of woven detached chain stitch at Stitchin Fingers:

  16. Annet says:

    Another new stitch for me. I think it would be great for tiny leaves. Today I wrote about the buttonholed herringbone stitch on my blog:

  17. gailllc says:

    I have a question about Rosette stitch (the chain variation)… I am finishing up my TAST 2012 week 7&8 samples. Is the whole line of stitches just supposed to lay there and be well-behaved even though they are so easily disturbed? I can’t seem to find a tension/stitch size that makes them stay put! Can anyone help, please?

    • sharonb says:

      Rosette chain is a difficult stitch (I nearly said a cow of stitch) because if you don’t space it closely it pops up – it cant be too wide either. You have to pack it quite tight for ti to begin to behave.
      Hope this tip helps

      • gailllc says:

        I made 5-6 different rows of it, trying different things. I had come to that conclusion but am so glad to have it verified — thank you! Meanwhile, all but 1.5 rows are trying really hard, but failing, to be well-behaved 😉 But they’re staying! Because even though I am making a creation, it is still my learning cloth.
        Thanks again.

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