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.
Create a long tail chain stitch worked at an angle.
Thread 2 or 3 seed beads or a bugle bead on to the working thread before taking the needle to the back of the fabric.
Bring the needle up close to where the thread goes into the fabric on the previous stitch and create a chain stitch.
Once again thread beads on your working thread before taking it to the back of your fabric
Repeat the process along the line.
This last sample is single units of beaded long tail chain stitch. You can find more beaded varieties in this tutorial here
As Always I hope you enjoy this beaded variety!
Floral themed Stitchers templates for hand embroiderers
This set of stitchers templates is designed around a floral theme. With this set you can combine petal and leaf shapes with the curved edges of the templates to create all sorts of floral and organic motifs and create hundreds of different patterns to embroider. It is the ultimate mix and match fun for stitchers.
The set comes with an e-book with instructions and filled with patterns and designs that you can create and use as jumping off spots for your own designs.
They are available now in the shop here
Enjoy your stitching!