Chain Stitch leaf

chain stitch leaves in freestyle embroidery.

Chain stitch is very versatile.  It can be used as a filler or for lines, and in the freestyle embroidery project, I used it to make some long, skinny leaves.


I used two strands of floss and a slightly different shade of green.  I started near the bottom of a stem, and just made a line of chain stitch.  Like most freestyle embroidery, I didn’t draw a line to follow, I just did it by freehand.

For a tutorial on chain stitch, go HERE and for more of the freestyle embroidery project, go HERE.

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Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
Learn more and get her to speak to your group.

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