Cable Chain Stitch


This is the cable chain stitch used in
hand embroidery. It creates a chain stitch line of links and straight stitches that
looks like a real chain. I’m working from right to left. I’m going to bring my needle up in front
of my working thread and wrap the thread once around the needle. Then go down a little bit forward in
the fabric and scoop up a bit of the fabric to make the chain stitch. I’m going to pull
gently on the working thread and then take it behind the needle and pull through. So again, the needle comes up in front
of the working thread wrap it once around the needle, go forward a small space in the fabric scoop up a bit of the fabric
for the chain stitch take the working thread behind the needle and pull through. Again, wrap the needle once, go forward a small space in the fabric, scoop up a bit of the fabric
for the chain stitch pull gently on the working thread,
take it behind the needle and pull through. When you pull through, always pull
the working thread in the direction that you’re stitching. So here again, I’m scooping up a bit
of the fabric for the chain stitch, the thread goes behind the needle, and you can tighten it up a little bit
if you need to, and then pull through in the direction
of the line. So, wrap the thread once around the
needle go down into the fabric
a little space forward scoop up a bit of the fabric pull gently on the working thread,
take it behind the needle and pull through. When you’re finished you’re going to anchor the stitch just
as you would any chain stitch just beyond your last stitch, so take your
needle to the back and that is the cable chain stitch.
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