Long Tailed Daisy

This stitch is similar to a lazy daisy. I would say it is a different version of the lazy daisy. The only difference being that this has a longer β€˜tail’ which contributes to its different look.

To assist our lessons, I will be making a floral motif. For that, I have made a focal point by marking a small ring as my stitch line. My stitches will end at the edge of this ring. So you may have to imagine an outer ring from where the stitches will begin for each long-tailed daisy.

Fig 1: First, bring the needle out through A. Now, take the needle in through near A and bring it out through B. Loop the thread around the needle from left to right as we would for a lazy daisy. Fig 2: Pull out the needle and tighten the loop.
Now, take the needle in through C to anchor the loop. This will finish a single Long-tailed daisy stitch with the stitch B-C as its β€˜tail’.
C lies on the stitch line, vertically above and at a little distance from B.
Fig 3: Since I am using this stitch to create a floral motiff, I will continue this procedure to create multiple long tailed daisies finishing around the stitch line.
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6 Responses

  1. the Oncoming Storm United States Google Chrome Windows says:

    this and the detached chain would be perfect for decorative eyelets.

  2. Marjorie Meyerkorth United States Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Thank you for these tutorials. I’ve retired and have wanted to learn to embroidery. This makes me so happy! I love all of your stitches, especially the daisy’s.

  3. Sindu Chacko India Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hi Sarah, This is very nice…luks vry beautifull…Gud work….
    Thanks for teaching basic things…. cheers……… πŸ™‚

  4. rocksea Italy Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    long tailed daisy… sounds like a bird!!

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