Woven 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 just as it sounds – a detached chain stitch which has 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 a 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. Take a thread to the back and bring your thread out at the top of the chain stitch. Slide your needle under one side of the chain stitch, pointing your needle towards the centre. You are not going through the fabric, you just go under the loop of the chain stitch. Pull the needle through to the other side of the chain stitch. Turn your needle, then 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. Repeat 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. When 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 of fun with this stitch.
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