Slipped Cable Chain Stitch Tutorial

Slipped Cable chain stitch can be used as decorative linear stitch on both plain and even-weave fabrics. Based on cable chain stitch, it follows a curve well and you can add beads to this stitch easily. Cable chain is the foundation of  this stitch so if you need a refresher …

How to hand embroider Alternating Double Chain Stitch

Alternating Double Chain Stitch is a variety of Chain stitch that creates an interesting decorative line which you can use around the edge of items, collars necklines etc. If crazy quilting is your thing it makes a simple seam treatment. You can create varieties of Alternating Double Chain Stitch if …

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 …

Triple Chain Stitch

Triple Chain Stitch I found this stitch in Edith Johns’ Creative Stitches (p44) and it’s heaps of fun. Triple Chain is easy, quick and simple to work, as it is a chain stitch with two side stitches. It can be very effective, particularly if you vary the height or angle …

Details 653 on my Freeform Embroidery Sampler

The photo below is a detail on section 49 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler. I have turned the photo on its side as these bands run vertically down the sampler. These details are on the bottom right hand side of the sampler created to celebrate the year of …

Tulip Stitch or Slipped Detached Chain Stitch

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. …

Woven detached chain stitch

Woven Detached Chain As the name indicates, Woven detached chain stitch is just as it sounds – a detached chain stitch which has been woven or laced with thread. The stitch is simple to work. And it also makes delightful little leaf shapes that can be used in floral sprays. …