Twisted Chain Stitch is a part of the chain stitch family. In this stitch, the chain is little twisted while working and hence it’s name. When we make the chain, instead of the regular wrapping around the needle, we will take it in another direction. You can see from the below tutorial. It gives a richer look to the regular chain.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Twisted Chain Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Twisted Chain Stitch
1. We will work this stitch on a curved line. Start by bringing the thread up at point A. Then, insert the needle from point A to point B at the desired length.
2. Now, this is a crucial part of this stitch. Take the thread and wrap around the needle from the outer side of the needle to the bottom as shown in the picture above.
3. Next, continue working by inserting needle from point C to point D. Note that, in general chain stitch we will insert the needle from inside the chain. But, in this stitch, we will insert from outside the chain. Continue working in a similar fashion for the rest of the pattern.
Tips for working the Twisted Chain Stitch
- Drawing the line will help you to work this stitch easily.
- Knowing chain stitch will help to work this stitch pretty easy.
- Do not pull the thread too tightly.
- This is a surface embroidery stitch, meaning, it is worked on the surface of the fabric instead of taking it down.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used as a border or as a filling to any pattern.
- It looks great on a motif.
- It can be easily replaced with the chain stitch if you are more comfortable working this stitch.
- This stitch gives a heavier and elegant look than the regular chain stitch.
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- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Closed Feather Stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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