Bull’s Head Stitch

Bull’s Head Stitch is also known as Tete De La Boeuf stitch. As the name suggests it looks similar to the head of the bull. A row of these stitches can create a beautiful border. I have combined Bull’s head stitch and zigzag cable chain stitch to create a beautiful border design for one of […]

Twisted Chain Stitch

The “twisted” variety of Chain Stitch. Each of these stitches look like small knots. It is started from the left of the previous stitch. The change in the starting point creates a twist in the leg of the stitches. Knowing the Chain Stitch is a must to learn the Twisted Chain Stitch. It looks beautiful in […]

Alternating Twisted Chain Stitch

Alternating Twisted Chain Stitch is another beautiful variation Chain Stitch. It’s basically a combination of several Twisted Chain Stitches. The difference between these two stitches is- every Twisted Chain Stitch starts from the same side. But Alternating Twisted Chain Stitches start from alternative sides. Which means if one stitch is done from the left then the […]

Zigzag Cable Chain Stitch

Zigzag Cable Chain Stitch is a decorative chain stitch. It looks good if it is done in two parallel lines. It is basically a cable chain stitch done in a zigzag pattern. Basic chain stitch and cable stitch are needed for creating this stitch. The pattern of Zigzag chain stitch needs to be followed for […]

Cable Chain Stitch

Well, it does not look like the cable stitch we did under Stem Stitch. Cable Chain Stitch will not be connected to each of chain stitches directly. There will be a loop in between the stitches. This loop makes the stitch look different from the usual chain stitches. I will work on a single line. […]

Zig zag chain stitch

Perfect for any decorative border, Zig Zag Chain stitch is simple chain stitch in a zig-zag manner. This stitch is done between two lines. Though the stitch is perfect for borders, it also looks amazing while embroidering different shapes. I tried to do circles using this stitch. But the major problem with my stitching was […]

Heavy Chain Stitch

Heavy Chain Stitch is a thick stitch. It gives a rich feeling to the embroidery work. Generally, this stitch is done with three or more layers of threads, so that the heavy look is prominent. Just like the reverse chain stitch, it starts from the reverse direction.  The Process:  1. Pull out the threaded needle […]

Petal Chain Stitch

Being another branch of Chain Stitch, this stitch is named Petal Chain Stitch because the completed work looks like small petals. It can be done from any direction, right to left or left to right. It looks amazing as borders. Petal Chain stitch involves Lazy Daisy Stitch. The process:  1. Pull out the threaded needle through […]

Russian Chain Stitch

This stitch is generally found in Russian embroidery. Paired with three lazy daisy stitches Russian Chain Stitches can be used to embroider any climbing plants or borders. Two lazy daisy stitches join in the first stitch. Generally, this stitch is done in the reverse order. The Process:  1. Pull out the threaded needle through the fabric. 2. […]

Heavy Chain Stitch

Heavy Chain Stitch or Heavy Braided Chain Stitch refers to a thicker chain stitch. The thread is looped twice to give a heavier vibe. Like reverse chain stitch or braided chain stitch, heavy chain stitch also starts with a straight stitch and  continues reversely. After the first loop, the completed stitch looks like a lazy […]