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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Saturday Stitches - Twisted Chain

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Saturday Stitches, where I explore basic embroidery.

Saturday Stitches Tutorials @ My Sweet Prairie

Today I want to show you a variation of Detached Chain (lazy daisy).  Often when I teach this, one or two students will accidentally twist the loop and end up with crossed threads.  OR - you can do it on purpose and call it Twisted Chain!  : )   That is an actual embroidery stitch, so why not use it?

If I keep going, this will look like a purple thistle top!

You can find the Detached Chain HERE.  You can find all Saturday Stitches HERE.  Enjoy playing with this one!  Try it short-looped, long-looped, or make the anchor stitch nice and long and you have grasses! 

Experiment with yarns, variegated threads, even silk ribbon.  (I am using a 12 weight variegated cotton from Wonderfil Threads in this.)

Happy stitching!  Share & Pin if you like.


Caroline Heinrichs said...

I really like this inventive way of the twisted chain and variations, thanks so much.

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Bacana!!! Gostei desta variação! Obrigada!
Um abraço!
Cool! Liked this variation! Thank you!

Jo Ferguson said...

I love that you're doing this. I've been enjoying each Saturday. Great variation on the twisted chain.

Vicki Miller said...

I love this variation! thanks

shirley said...

what a coincidence I have just been speaking about twisted chain to someone, and here are very clear instructions to your blog so I have sent her the link.

I just adore your header it is very creative. this is the type of work I like to do.

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