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« on: May 14, 2011 07:40:11 PM »

The Chain stitch adds a wonderful texture to your embroidery.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/chainex.jpg


Start with your fabric with pattern in your hoop or frame.

I drew a line on my fabric so that you could see the stitch as it progresses. This can easily be freehanded!

Step 1

Starting on the right hand side of your pattern line, pull your thread up through the back of your fabric.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/Stitch%20Tutorials/outline1.jpg


Step 2

Loop your thread around bringing your needle back to where the thread originally came out of the fabric. Place needle back into fabric.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/Stitch%20Tutorials/chain1.jpg


Step 3

Bring the needle back out of the fabric catching the loop underneath the needle.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/Stitch%20Tutorials/chain2.jpg


Step 4

Gently pull the thread so that the loop is "caught".

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/chain3.jpg


Step 5


Continue stitching!

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/chain4.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/chain5.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/chainex.jpg


To finish a line of chain stitch, just tack down that last loop. Instead of putting the needle back inside the loop (as if making another stitch), put the needle back through the fabric on the outside.


Troubleshooting

My loops aren't loopy. They're flat!

You need to pay attention to how much you are pulling the thread in Step 5. This can be difficult for someone (like me!) who likes nice tight stitches. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011 02:25:51 PM »

ive been wanting to lern how to cross stitch
thanks for sharing
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