Feathered chain stitch
- Chained Feather Stitch
Bring the needle up a short distance diagonally down to the left and through the loop.
Pull the loop tight and take a longer holding stitch continuing the diagonal direction.
Bring the needle up at the end of the long holding stitch and through the loop.
Pull the loop taut and take a long holding stitch diagonally down to the right.
Structure of stitch
Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.37
Jennifer Campbell, Ann-Marie Bakewell, Guide to Embroidery Stitches (2004)
Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.32