Posts Tagged 'long tailed daisy stitch'

feathered chain stitch

Posted by on 14 Jul 2009 | Category:

This stitch, looks like the long tailed daisy done in a zig zag manner. Being a mottif stitch, it can be used comfortably for light borders and with other embelishments.

You need to be aware of the long tailed daisy stitch to be able to do this stitch. Knowledge of the zig zag chain stitch will be good.

feathered_chain_stitch_1 …. feathered_chain_stitch_2
Fig 1: We begin by doing a long tailed daisy with the start point on A. The loop is angled at about 45 degrees since we are making a zig zag pattern.
While making the ‘tail’, before going in through the fabric, we wrap the thread around the needle as shown in the illustration.

Fig 2: Then, the needle is put in through C and brought out through D, again at an angle of about 45 degrees.
Next , loop the thread around the needle as shown. This is to make the next long tailed daisy.

feathered_chain_stitch_3 Fig 3: Continue this procedure of making long tailed daisies at 45 degree angles.
Fig 4: This illustration shows a portion of the feathered chain stitch.

long tailed daisy

Posted by on 25 Apr 2009 | Category:

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

To assist our lessons, I will be making a floral motiff. 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. 🙂

long_tailed_daisy_1   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 ‘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.