Thursday, June 24, 2010
Thread-u-cation Thursday: Chain Stitch
If you want to draw a really thick line on your quilt top with thread, the fastest way is to use the Chain Stitch. This linked stitch starts out like the Lazy Daisy stitch but attaches to the previous stitch to form a line or chain of stitches. Here you see the Chain Stitch forming bulky cumulus clouds above the tree tops on a stormy day.
Point B now becomes point A. Repeat the above directions creating a chain of stitches. If you look closely you'll see a line etched on to the fabric with the tip of the needle. I use the line to guide the placement of the stitches.
After you do a lot of Chain Stitches you can become a member of the Chain Gang. This is a group of embroiderers who are doing time for letting their knots show on the back of their work.