Sunday, 6 March 2016

cable chain stitch


The cable chain stitch is a popular surface embroidery stitch that is worked along parallel lines or in a zigzag pattern, or along a straight line.

These lines can be marked using fabric marker or pencil

Work the stitch from right to left or left to right: Bring the needle up through the fabric at the end of the line and make a single chain stitch but do not tack it down.

Next, wrap the thread around the needle and insert the needle into the fabric a short distance from the previous exit point.

Insert the needle along the lower marked line to make a loop that is connected to the previous loop by a small stitch.

Repeat to the end of the row.