Raise Chain Stitch version 1
Raised Chain Stitch version 1 is one of two versions and this tutorial is the first version. The other version is listed here. Both create a raised but flat band that adds texture to a piece. They make a great edge to your work too!
How to work Raised Chain Stitch version 1
You will find this version in The Embroidery Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden p111 which by the way is an excellent book.
First, work a ladder of straight stitches as a foundation.
Work the next part of the process from top to bottom.
TIP: Use a blunt tapestry needle to avoid splitting the foundation stitches.
Bring your needle to the front of the fabric, at the top of the foundation row.
Take your thread over the top of the first bar and thread the needle under it.
Take care not to go through the fabric. Pull the needle under the bar.
On the other side of the little loop stitch that you just made, pass your needle under the foundation bar again. Once again, you are not going through the fabric, but lacing the foundation stitch.
With the working thread under the needle, pull your needle through to form your first stitch.
Continue this way down the ladder of foundation stitches.
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 of stitches is packed. I hope you enjoy exploring Raised Chain Stitch version 1
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