J’aime le chain stitch

I wrote the title in french because “I love chain stitch” is comparatively dull. But it’s true, I do. And none of the other stitches can compare — at the moment anyway. I am sure it’s like first love and when I learn the next stitch I will be equally crushing on that one. But for now it’s chain stitch. We had a hot date last night with my new embroidery and tonight I look forward to cuddling up on the couch with it again.

How to chain stitch

30 Responses

  1. trina says:

    Now I want to go embroider something. Hi. I’ve never said that though I’ve been lurking about for sometime. I’m so happy that you’re back.

  2. Colette says:

    Thanks for the link and the inspiration. Wish I was in Melbourne to attend the classes at Meet Me At Mikes .But I think I can give it a go with your tutorial. Very nice to have you back x

  3. amanda says:

    ah, chain stitch. chain stitch is my friend. Actually, I cannot wait to curl up with some myself this weekend.Have a lovely one, Claire!

  4. Fran says:

    This looks so sweet. You’ve inspired me to try chain stitch asap. Nice break from the split!

  5. Georgia says:

    It looks lovely. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  6. karen says:

    moi aussi j’adore le chain stitch ;o)but my favorite to do is the “french knot”…tricky but lovely…well…difficult to use for an entire embroidery ;o)

  7. Kirsty says:

    Gorgeous stitchery Claire. Chain stitch is a goodie but stem is still my favourite.

  8. pip says:

    Oh stitcheroo, Miss Loobylu! Nice work! You are crafting up a lovely storm over there! There are some really fantastic HOW TO stitching videos on YOU TUBE too – which are perfect for people like me who have to turn themselves upside down to understand diagrams!

  9. sooz says:

    I don’t know if it’s just me but I can’t see the title at all 🙁

  10. Cute! I’m a big fan of le split stitch, only I do mine like a back stitch, poking the needle down into the previous stitch instead of coming up through it. The stitches sit up on top of the linen all nice and tidy. I’ve noticed embroidery seems to be gaining traction in the online crafting world lately.

  11. zannestar says:

    Oh, I too j’adore the chain stitch. I love doing it in swirls. so healthy for the soul!

  12. anj says:

    So nice! Repetitive stitch work sounds soothing to this mama’s frazzled mind.

  13. iHanna says:

    Welcome back to blogging Claire! I love to embroider too, it’s like drawing – but sloooow! :-)take care!

  14. Claire, you are back!!! I just clicked over, just to check you know… and you are here! I am so glad, happy stitching!

  15. erika says:

    I am so glad you are back. Welcome back Claire.

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  17. Love this post! I’ve had many hot dates with my embroidery lately (I even two-timed a bit with quilting, too)…I need to practice chain stitching—I’m not very good at that one…

  18. Kris says:

    I’m liking embroidery. I like that I can do it on the couch with a drink (though things can go a little wonky if too much goes down) – feels very cosy but also productive.And all those threads and colours – so pretty.

  19. Amy says:

    You’re back — I just typed in your url and wanted to read your old archives to soothe my nerves, and found instead that you’re back (which is far better, of course)! Yay!P/S: Please stay!

  20. Lisa says:

    Hmm, my chain stitching never quite looks this neat. I’ll have to keep practicing.

  21. Sherbet says:

    I am so, so glad you’re back. I checked back periodically and always had to hold myself back from leaving a weepy “Come back to us!” comment.Your blog has meant so much to me and my life. I’m sure that seems silly to you, but it’s true. You’ve opened windows and doors for me. Someday I will be ready to start my own blog, hehe.

  22. Melissa says:

    I am so pleased to see your return. I certainly missed your entertaining blogs and pictures. Welcome back Loobylu!

  23. Melissa says:

    Oops! I typed the wrong email address in my earlier comment.

  24. Hi, I too am really glad your back, even though I’ve just found your blog! Wonderful images.. I cant wait to read more x

  25. Karen says:

    so glad to see you are back. Your blog was the first one I ever came across while searching for pictures of toy cats one day. I got very excited about the cool cute crafts, books from Japanese amazon, all sorts of goodies and great links. I had no idea blogs could be so interesting it prompted me to pull my finger out and do my own. Thanks

  26. Christie says:

    I can’t see the title either….? But I do love chain stitch!

  27. zoesquid says:

    Mmm gorgeous stitching. I must get wriggle on and finish my brown owls stitching. Thanks for the motivation.

  28. charlie pOp says:

    waow !great surprise to see you’re back !i love the drawing you’re stitching !in french, the name for this point is ‘ point de chanette’ and i love it too ! :)i also love the ‘ette’ at ‘point de chainette’ ! 😀

  29. Elisabeth says:

    Oh, I like this, very sweet.Thank you for menthion my blog on march links.

  30. Yes, I have a crush on chain stitch too … shall we fight over him? No seriously … Its my stitch of choice … especially on wool hand knits … with wool yarn. I’ve been neglecting him of late … must re-ignite the flame, so to speak.

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