Long-tailed daisy stitch
- Long-tailed chain stitch
This stitch is a long tailed version of detached chain stitch (also known as lazy daisy stitch). It consists of a small, single chain stitch which is anchored with a long tail.
For more background, see the entry for chain stitch.
Bring the needle up and down in the same hole, leaving a loop on the surface. Bring the needle up in the loop.
Pull the slack of the thread against the needle and then bring the needle through to the surface.
Structure of stitch
Usually found as a powdered filling in Jacobean embroidery. May be arranged singly or in groups.
Identifying Long-tailed daisy stitch
The looped part of the stitch is made quite small compared with the long tail with which it is tied down.
Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.72