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7 days of stitches: chain stitch

Number 3 in this series of 7 basic embroidery stitches is the CHAIN STITCH. This stitch can be used as a line stitch or to fill whole areas with embroidery. You can substitute back stitch with chain stitch in most line stitching patterns easily.

Here is how it works

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1 // Stick the needle in the same hole where the thread comes out and pull it up at one stitch length. Wrap the thread around the point of the needle and pull the needle out.

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2 // Repeat sticking the needle in where your thread comes out, pulling through the fabric from underneath, wrapping the yarn around the needle and pulling the needle out. To secure the last stitch stick the needle behind the loop of the last stitch.

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Compass

I took a plunge and bought some light blue DMC embroidery floss on a cone. The yarn is enough to circle the medival city wall of my town twice! I would totally do that if it wasn't so expensive XD It's going to be a pillowcase. The pattern is a design from last years HORIZONT collection stitched up in chain stitch on coral linen. kissen1e kompass01 the original compass kompass06 the original sketch Crafting along with Nicole's Keep Calm and Craft on....

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