Instructions on how to work chain stitch
You can use Chain stitch to create a line. You might also know Chain Stitch as tambour stitch or point de chainette.
Bring the needle up through the fabric and hold the thread with the left thumb. Insert the needle as illustrated, so that the point emerges a short space along the line to be stitched.
With the thread wrapped under the needle point pull the needle through the fabric to make the first stitch.
Insert the needle into the middle of the chain stitch with the point emerging further along the line. Once again wrap the thread under the needle and pull through.
Continue in this manner along the line
Chain stitch worked in fine knitting yarn.
This Chain stitch worked in silk thread on a crazy quilt block
Chain stitch is classified as a linear stitch because it is good for lines.
Chain stitch worked in cotton perle #5
If you are interested in seeing, reading about, and getting the free pattern for the crazy quilt block that this detail came from, you will find it here in my Diamonds are Forever series.
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