Sinhalese Stitch

The Sinhalese Stitch has similarity with Open Chain Stitch. Both of these are from Chain Stitch family. To me, it looks like Open Chain Stitch intertwined with a different colored thread. However, it is quite different from the Open Chain Stitch. Generally, two colored threads are used to do this stitch. Let’s start the process.

Knotted Cable Chain Stitch

A knot and a knotted Chain Stitch, that is how it is done. It sounds simple, and it is simple once you practice it. However, when I was learning it, I felt like I was not doing an excellent job. I have read somewhere that it has some similarity with Coral Stitch; I am yet […]

Knotted Chain Stitch

Knotted Chain Stitch is one of my favorites. It is one of the beautiful varieties of Chain Stitch. Although it might seem to be difficult to do but once you learn, it’s very easy. As every chain stitch is completed with a knot in the end, this is the reason why it’s called knotted chain […]

Butterfly Chain Stitch

Butterfly Chain Stitch is created by doing Twisted Chain Stitch on a bunch of Straight Stitches. The foundation is laid with Straight Stitches then three or more straight stitches are tied together with the Twisted Chain Stitches. The whole thing looks like small butterflies/ butterfly wings. This is a decorative stitch and can be used […]

Raised Chain Band

Raised Chain Stitch/ Raised Chain Band is also done in two stages like the Butterfly Chain Stitches. One, doing the straight stitches and then creating knots/ loops over each straight stitch. It’s generally used in borders or in some fillings also. Although it does not look like a Chain stitch but the second loop, is […]

Oyster Stitch

Another isolated embroidery stitch from the chain stitch family. the oval shaped stitch certainly looks like an Oyster shell, hence the naming. This stitch is used to embroider petals. It’s one of my favorites! The Process: Start by doing a Twisted Chain Stitch. Run the threaded needle under the left leg and between the two […]

Detached Wheatear Stitch

Like Tulip Stitch, Detached Wheatear Stitch can be stitched separately without any specific pattern. It is one of the detached stitches of the Chain Stitch family. Although it looks similar to the bull’s head stitch, these stitches are different from each other. Sometimes, the difference is hard to identify from distance. The Process: Pull out […]

Tulip Stitch

Tulip stitch is a super easy and fun to do stitch. The stitch looks like a small cute tulip which is why the name is used. This is one the detached stitches in the chain stitch family. Although I’m saying it’s a detached stitch I certainly do not mean it cannot be worked together. It […]

Rope Stitch

With a number of Twisted Chain Stitch, the Rope Stitch is created. As the space of the Twisted Chain Stitches are minimum, that is why this version of Chain Stitch gives a rich and embossed look to the surface of the fabric.

Barred Chain Stitch

Like Chain Stitch, Barred Chain Stitch follows curves and straight lines. It is a easy to do stitch and can be done on any fabric. Although it can be worked using any thread, I prefer the cotton ones.  The stitch’s look depends on the design and different spacing will create different appearance.