Thursday, September 23, 2010

100 Stitches - Chained feather stitch

I love this new stitch! It is called the chained feather stitch and it is the latest stitch I have learned from 100 Stitches: This stitch looks beautiful from any angle and I am already thinking up ideas of where to use this stitch on my various projects.
This is an extremely easy stitch to actually stitch but it takes a little extra thinking and planning to insure that the stitching line will come out evenly spaced and symmetrical.So with that in mind, I would recommend drawing some parallel guidelines. After some experimenting, I drew my lines 1/2" apart. This wide of a space really shows off the beauty of this stitch and makes it a little easier to form the diagonal zig-zag shape of the stitch.
The first step is to come up through your fabric on one of the parallel lines.Pull your floss all the way through and then go back into the fabric right where your floss emergedand then come back up through the fabric at a diagonal slant about half-way between the parallel lines. Keep your floss under your needle tip - you are actually just making a single chain stitch here:now pull the floss through to make the chain stitch loop:

tie down the chain stitch loop with a slanting stitch:That completes the first stitch, now come back up through the fabric at the opposite parallel guideline. Bring your needle up about even with the tie down stitch on your first chain stitch:
Pull the floss through:
Form another chain stitch, slanting toward the center of the two parallel lines:
Make your tie down stitch:Head to the opposite parallel line for the next stitch:
Make the next slanting chain stitch:That is all there is to this beautiful stitch!
This stitch is #31 and is listed in the looped stitches section of 100 Stitches.

8 comments:

John'aLee said...

That is one beauty of a stitch. I can see that working good with hexe's! Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorials.

Mom Walds Place said...

This would be great for crazy quilting, thanks!

Libby said...

It really is a beautiful stitch!

Gina said...

Wish I'd seen this a few days ago. I was referencing a book I'm using and could not get it right until about the 5th try!

big B said...

Thank you everyone!

My 1st Bambina! said...

Wow... you did a beautiful job ! Thanks for sharing !

big B said...

Thank you Monika!

Unknown said...

very good. Thank u for sharing.