Thursday, 6 October 2016

Long tail chain stitch

Long tail chain is similar to Lazy daisy stitch. the only difference is that this has a long tie. This is one versatile stitch which can be plain, beaded or whipped.

Long tail chain can be used in flower motifs, leaves and goes as your creativity...

Step 1
Pull the needle out of your fabric

Step 2
 Insert the needle back at the point where it emerged and take out the needle upwards along a straight line as shown in the picture.

Step 3
Wrap the thread under needle making a loop similar to chain stitch
the only difference is that, instead making a tie, you are going to make  a long arm stitch on a straight line.

Step 4
In this illustration , before making a long arm , I have added some beads.

A single stitch is called Long tail chain stitch.. Repeat the steps to make flowers, leaves etc..