I feel like some sort of cheat today as I published week 29 last week I dont have my usual last minute panic. Something feels odd … grins to self
I have an idea …
I would like to point people to – I floated this idea over on stitchin fingers and would love feedback. Leave a message in the forum or here in the comments. I know it takes a little time but I would love peoples thoughts.
Anyway as I explained last week I posted two stitches because Raised chain had 2 versions. Week 28 was one version and week 29 another.
Just incase you missed it here is how to Raised chain version 2.
How to work Raised Chain version 2
In this version of Raised chain stitch the surface produced is raised but smooth and the stitches look like chain stitches.
You can find this version of Raised chain stitch in the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches Volume 2 p. 114
Work this stitch from top to bottom. Use a blunt tapestry needle to avoid splitting the foundation stitches. Bring your needle to the front at the top of the foundation row
First work a ladder of straight stitches as a foundation
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 the fabric.
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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