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Broad chain stitch

  • Reverse chain stitch

As its alternative name of Reverse chain stitch suggests, this stitch is a version of chain stitch which is stitched in reverse.  It starts with a small anchoring stitch through which the loop of the chain is threaded, and then each subsequent chain is stitched through the previous one.

Slightly confusingly, this stitch is not a wider version of chain stitch - see Open chain stitch.

For more information, see the entry for Chain stitch.

Broad chain stitch is generously sponsored by Marjorie Hague and Jean Cooper

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques

References

  • Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.43