Slipped Detached chain stitch sounds a mouthful but it is a simple and versatile stitch. Often called tulip stitch because that is what it can look like, it is one of those easy quick stitches that lends itself to variation. It is so simple people overlook slipped detached chain as a stitch to experiment with. It is a member of the chain stitch family.
You can work the chain part of the stitch in one thread and change threads for the slipped straight stitches.
You can change the height of the detached chain and vary the angle of the straight stitches. It is effective worked in perle threads, wool, ribbon and fine metallic cords.
How to work Slipped Detached Chain (Tulip stitch)
First, you make a single detached chain stitch.
Bring your needle up on one side of the detached chain. Slide your needle under the tie of the detached chain. Take the thread through and insert on the other side of the detached chain.
You can have one two or more of these base stitches at varying angles.
You can arrange the stitch in various patterns and being quick it is ideal to sprinkle as an isolated stitch over a large area. Also you can work them in rings.
I have often substituted the detached chain with oyster stitch to add extra texture and often used this stitch to great effect on crazy quilted items.
Adding a bead or metallic thread adds even more zest.
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A beautiful stitch. Thanks for making me learn. My samples are here.
Happy to know that you are getting better. it must be hard for you to work on your projects when you are not feeling well.
I missed this stitch when it was announced, in the catching up phase, the stitch sampler-
Hi, sharon…. voici mon point pour ce défi.
I’ve uploaded the last 4 stitch samples to my Flickr site. You can view them here http://www.flickr.com/photos/susie_w/ I was caught up for about 1 minute and then a new stitch came out ….. sigh …. But I do love the process, so onward!
I’m still playing catch-up. Today I wrote about my buttonhole bar:
This was a wonderful stitch to play with! So easy, so fun!
Here are my samples for stitches 66 and 67.
My take on Slipped Detached chain stitch — three ways:
I had fun with this one!
Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 68 Slipped Detached Chain Stitch – pintangle.com annily30 – annily30 – ?????? http://hexun.com/21317395/default.html
I’m just about keeping up here, – here’s my Coral stitch. Looking forward to the slipped chain. http://thethreadbear.blogspot.fr/2013/05/inchies.html
Great idea, to use oyster stitch in place of the chain. I like the extra texture of oyster, so I’ll have to try it out with this.
Thanks Sharon! I really like this stitch and will use it again!
I love this stitch! My samples are at http://hokkaidokudasai.blogspot.jp/2013/05/tast-68-slipped-detached-chain-stitch.html
I’m having fun doing these stitches. I have posted 7 samplers using stitches 10 to 16 on my blog here http://todayinkenogami.blogspot.ca/2013/05/take-stitch-tuesday_28.html#comment-form
This is one of my favourite stitches! Here’s my weekly post with old slipped detached chain stitches: