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cable chain stitch

Posted by on 19 May 2009 | Category:

Cable chain stitch is different from the usual chain stitch in a slight way. This stitch has each of its loops connected by a small ‘cable’ , instead of being connected directly with each other as in chain stitch.

I will be illustrating this stitch over a straight stitch line from bottom to top. You need to be aware of the chain stitch to be able to do this stitch. Do pay attention to the way the thread is wrapped around the needle during the stitch procedure.

cable_chain_stitch_1       cable_chain_stitch_2
Fig 1: Lay the base of the stitch by doing a chain stitch.   Fig 2: Now, bring the needle towards the right side of the base and wrap the thread around once, as shown.

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Fig 3: Keeping the wrap of thread around the needle, take the needle in and out of the fabric at a short distance from the previous loop.   Fig 4: Now loop the thread around the needle from left to right as we would in the chain stitch.
cable_chain_stitch_5   Fig 5: Pull out the needle and we would get two loops connected with a small cable. Continue this procedure to finish the entire stitch line to get a pattern as illustrated.

chain stitch

Posted by on 07 Apr 2009 | Category:

Also known as : Tambour stitch / Point de Chainette

This is the basic and simplest of the chain stitch family. It gives a chain like appearance or, like petals lined up one after the other.

To assist our lessons, I will do this stitch from top to bottom. Generally, it follows a left to right path.

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Fig 1: Bring the thread out through A. Put the needle back in A and bring it out through the point B, but don’t pull the needle out completely.        Fig 2: Now, take the thread around the needle from left to right to form a loop.
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Fig 3: Pull out the needle now to tighten the loop and you will get the first part of the chain.   Fig 4: Now, put the needle in through B (now inside the loop) and bring it out on C (outside of the loop).
chain_stich_5      Fig 5: Continue the action by taking the thread around the back of the needle from left to right to form a loop and pull out the needle to get the next loop of the chain. Keep on with this procedure to finish the design.