As I explained last week I have two stitches to share with you each called Raised Chain. Raised Chain Version 2 creates a raised flat surface that looks like knitting!
You can find this version of Raised chain stitch in the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches Volume 2 p. 114.
How to work Raised Chain stitch version 2
First work a ladder of straight stitches as a foundation
When working the second part of this stitch use a blunt tapestry needle to avoid splitting the foundation stitches.
To start off slide your needle under two foundations stitches.
With the working thread wrapped under the needle pull your needle through to form a chain stitch. You are not going through the fabric but looping the thread around the foundation stitches.
Continue forming these chained stitches down the ladder until you reach the end of the row.
When you have the first row done fasten off the last stitch with a small vertical stitch and take your thread to the back, tie off.?
Restart at the top of the ladder and work row upon row until the foundation ladder is packed.
As you can see this stitch looks very effective in a hand dyed multicoloured thread.
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