Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chain stitch

The TAST stitch for week 8 is the chain stitch. I made 3 samples on Aida. The first sample was inspired by Deepa’s chain stitch filling. It’s 3 rows of stacked chain stitches. First I made the 2 purple rows and then I stitched a yellow row through the purple rows and the fabric. Then I attached a bead inside the yellow stitches. I took some photo’s of this process as a reminder for myself, but I could write a tutorial. Just leave a comment below if you would like that. The second sample is a simple chain stitch filling. I stitched the yellow rows from left to right and the purple row from right to left. The last sample is stitched in perle 12, the first 2 were done in perle 8. I put a sequin on my needle before I put it through the loop of the chain stitch.

Added March 3: I wrote a tutorial for the stacked chain stitch. You can find it here.


  1. Your stitching looks great! Like the sequin row and the first one with the beads. I would appreciate a tutorial very much.

  2. It looks yum!!I can see it as a border for a whole lot of things!!

  3. Annet, so nice! I like the first, with beads, very interesting! Masha

  4. The sequins attached with the chain stitch looks brilliant. A tute on the beaded one would be great. Dianne.

  5. I think I need a tut to completely understand.

    Airy Nothing

  6. Lovely stitching. I wold love to be able to do the same stitches.


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