Supplies: Fabric, embroidery thread, embroidery needle, embroidery hoop, scissors
Today’s first stitch is the chain stitch. It’s a decorative stitch that I’ve never used before, but it’s quite simple to do.
Bring the thread up through hole 1.
Push the needle back down through hole 1 to make a loop.
Bring the needle back up through hole 2 with the needle in the middle of the loop.
Push the needle back through hole 2 with the needle still inside the loop.
Bring the needle back up through hole 3.
Then continue the pattern until you finish your chain. When you make your last loop bring the needle up through the last hole (8 in this example).
Then push the needle back through hole 8, but this time you’ll push it through the other side of the loop to anchor it down.
As I mentioned, I haven’t put this stitch to use, but I can imagine it would make a pretty border or decorative touch. I’ll let you know if I ever find a practical use for it. Maybe braids on an embroidered little girl? Leave a comment if you have any ideas.