Chain Stitch

One of the most intricate and, yet, simple stitching techniques that makes embroidery fun, is the Chain stitch. When making a chain stitch, you basically create loops of the thread which end up resembling the link-like pattern of a chain. An age old process that has continued in almost the same format, chain stitches bring in more strength into the embroidered pattern and, thus, create designs checkout, Literature that last longer.

Between the 5th and the 3rd century BC, chain stitches were quite popular in the Chinese community. The "Warring States" period saw the use of silk thread to create intricate and beautiful consider, Australian Modeling Agencies patterns, especially for members of the royal families. look at, Chemistry For centuries, the Chinese passed this hand-embroidery skill have a look at, Geyser Gazing down from generation to generation, while travellers to their courts took it back with them to spread this knowledge around the world.

The Effect

Chain stitches have always been very popular because they do not require the needle to pass through more than a single fabric or layer of fabric at a time. As a result, the stitch has a wonderful final appearance , Art Courses and one that gives the seams a brilliant look without any rough edges. This results in a smooth and flowing design also see, Collectible Advertising Brochures that leads to a drawing or painting try, Collectible Paperweights effect on the fabric. This gives the chain stitch a lot more use in making crochet, tambour lace or macramé.

Chain stitching has also led to the evolution of a number of other formats including the Kashmiri numdahs, the Iranian Resht format, and the Suzani technique from central Asia. Travellers from Europe took it into Hungary, for the Kalotaszeg or the written embroidery format while Jacobean embroidery and Crewel work also owe their origins to this craft , Bhuna Kalezi or Fried Liver form.


Despite its traditional nature, consider, Clue the chain stitch has also picked up a number of modern influences that have changed some elements of this technique, or added some, and made it more complete. One of the biggest influences has been the excellent transformation of the chain stitch to machines. Sewing machines, from the earliest times, have used this technique but over time, newer and simpler techniques, like lockstitch, have taken its place. consider, Collectible Thimbles That said, the chain stitch is one of the easiest embroidery stitches to unravel and that makes it, the ISO 4915:1991 stitch 101, one of the most popular industrial stitches used in the production of mass production of bags.

Curtains, bed , Mattel Collectibles linen and upholstery is also known to carry machine cross stitch embroidery along with crewel work.

Hand-base chain Stitch Version

The hand-base chain stitch version has many different variations that have come up due to necessity, experimentation or a combination of two or more stitches, one of which is the chain stitch. Here are some variations on the popular chain stitch technique that, in themselves, are moving up the popularity ladder themselves.

• Braided Chain Stitch
• Cable Chain Stitch
• Knotted Chain Stitch
• Open Chain Stitch
• Twisted Chain Stitch
• Zig-Zag Chain Stitch

Each stitch, as the name suggests, have some design also look at, Display Boxes for Collectables characteristic in the thread or on the design , Small Display Cases itself, that makes it easier for you to understand or identify them so as to make them yourself, , Home Improvement Show later.

Making the Stitch

Machine chain stitches have their own version wherein a basic chain stitch is made by sending the needle through the fabric with the upward rise causing friction against the fabric, which is enough to form a small loop under the material. The loop, itself, is caught by another, circular, needle that lies under the work. The entire fabric is, then, moved forward so as to bring the loop under the previous stitch, allowing the needle to pass through the loop the next time it goes through the fabric. It is at this time that the circular needle lets go of the first loop to pick up the second, and the process repeats itself.

In the double chain stitch variation, the same process is carried out with two threads, instead of one. The main purpose of this is to get a better looking output and, overall, the entire effect is merely ornamental because the amount of thread used for such a technique is too large to be used commercially.

For those looking to use their hands, the chain stitch is one of the most basic and essential stitches that they must learn. Almost all crochet projects begin with a chain stitch while many other embroidery projects will require the use of a chain stitch, somewhere in the middle, to get the right kind of strength and stability.

Here's how you can make a chain stitch for your own (right) hand-based embroidery project:

• Create a slip knot and hold it in your left hand so that the knot is facing you
• Your thumb needs to secure the tail consider, Display Boxes for Collectables of the yarn directly below the slip knot while the yarn, still connected to the ball, will flow over your index finger, leaving the middle, ring and little finger (all left hand) to control the yarn as you work on your project
• Your hooks, for crochet, need to be held in your right hand, between the thumb, the index and middle finger.
• Insert the hook into the slip knot from the front to the back
• Face the crochet hook upwards and rotate it, a quarter of a counter-clockwise turn, with each chain stitch. Keep practicing this to make the motion as smooth and natural have a look at, Home Improvement Show as possible
• With the hook still inside try, RC Robot Parts the slip knot, slide it between the yarn and your left hand's index finger
• Rotate the hook in the same way and manipulate the yarn to be able to grab it with the crochet hook.
• Once you've hooked the yarn, draw it through the slip knot
• As you draw the yarn, the stitch will be completed and you will be able to return the hook to the starting position, facing upwards.

Everybody has their own way of working on chain stitches and even though this is the basic way of doing it, you need to find your own little technique, varying the parts of the original format, to see what will work for you on your projects. As long as your yarn is passing smoothly and you are trying out different techniques to perfect the chain stitch, you should be well on your way to perfecting this basic embroidery stitching technique.

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