Beaded Feathered Chain Stitch Tutorial

Beaded feathered chain stitch is worked in the same manner as Feathered Chain Stitch but you thread beads on to the tail as readers can see by the illustrations.

How to work Beaded stitches tip!

With this stitch the beading is done during the stitching process not added afterward. The trick is use a size 26 tapestry needle. Since the eye of a tapestry needle is long you can thread perle #8 and Perle #5 through the long eye. However the needle itself is thin which means you can add a bead to your working thread as you stitch.

How to hand embroider Beaded feathered chain stitch

Check out the  Feathered chain stitch tutorial  before doing the beaded variety of this stitch. The main thing is that you understand the mechanics of the stitch. If you have not worked it before it is a good idea to work a line or so of Feathered Chain Stitch so that you have it down before adding beads to the process. It is not hard to add beads to stitches but trying to learn a stitch and add beads at the same time can lead to tangles and frustration. It does go smoother if you know the basic stitch before you work this variety. That said, this the beaded variety is very easy to work.

Beaded Feathered chain stitch step1Create a long tail chain stitch worked at an angle.

Beaded Feathered chain stitch step 2Thread 2 or 3 seed beads or a bugle bead on to the working thread before taking the needle to the back of the fabric.

Beaded Feathered chain stitch step 3Bring the needle up close to where the thread goes into the fabric on the previous stitch and create a chain stitch.

Beaded Feathered chain stitch step 3Once again thread beads on your working thread before taking it to the back of your fabric

Beaded Feathered chain stitch step 5Repeat the process along the line.

Beaded Feathered chain stitch step 6This last sample is single units of beaded long tail chain stitch. You can find more beaded varieties in this tutorial here

Beaded Feathered chain stitch step 7

As Always I hope you enjoy this beaded variety!