Thursday, 6 October 2016

Feathered chain stitch


Feathered chain stitch is a beautiful decorative stitch, a hybrid of feather stitch and long tailed daisy.
This can be used to embroider leaf vines and borders.
The stitch is worked from left to right in a zig - zag pattern. To be simple, long tailed daisy is worked as if working a feathered stitch.
Feathered chain stitch is a highly textured stitch, so can be used for bands and borders.


After several trial and error , I found this easy way of stitching.

1. Using a marker draw four basic lines at equal intervals. Make a zig - zag pattern between the middle two lines as illustrated.
step 1
pattern
so the basic pattern for the stitch is a zig- zag pattern with outline on both the sides.

2. Do a long tailed daisy from the outer line along the zig- zag pattern.


long tailed daisy - start a chain stitch and finish it with an extended tail.
step 3
step 2
                               







3.The next daisy tail is angled about 45 degrees.
step 4
step 5
step 6


4. Continue stitches along the zig zag pattern.
The final pattern looks like this
             I did an overlay against the baseline