How to work Whipped Double Chain Stitch

Whipped Double Chain stitch is a variety of Chain stitch. You need to know how to hand embroider basic chain stitch as this variety is worked on a foundation of two rows of chain stitch. If you need a refresher you will find a tutorial for chain stitch here. Whipped …

How to work Whipped Chain Stitch

Whipped Chain Stitch is a handy variety of chain stitch as it creates a slightly stronger line than ordinary chain stitch. It stands a little more proud of the surface. The thread that you use to whip the foundation line of chain stitches with can be of a contrasting colour, or texture. You …

Alternating Barred Chain Stitch

Alternating Barred Chain stitch is one of the more interesting textured stitches to add to your hand embroidery repertoire of stitches. It is a member of the chain stitch family that produces a textured line.  I think that Alternating Barred Chain stitch is in some ways more interesting than its sister, Barred …

How to work Oyster Stitch

  Oyster stitch is a member of the chain stitch family and although it looks complex but it is not difficult. Oyster stitch is also very versatile as you can often adapt it to use in situations where you would use chain stitch. It creates a textured slightly raised stitch …

Cable Chain Stitch

Cable Chain Stitch Cable Chain Stitch is a variation of chain stitch and also known as cable stitch. It is an easy member of the chain stitch family. And it is worked in a similar manner to basic chain stitch but with an added step of twisting the thread around the …

Barred Chain Stitch

As experienced stitchers know, the chain stitch family has numerous varieties, of which Barred chain stitch is an interesting example. Just like chain stitch, Barred chain stitch is a linear stitch that will follow curves well and can be easily worked on all types of fabrics. It is easy and quick …