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Rosette chain stitch

  • Bead edging
  • Bead edging stitch

This stitch is a more elaborate version of twisted chain stitch where the stitches lie at a different angle from other chain stitches.  If it is worked in a line, the stitches are parallel to each other; if it is worked in a circle, they radiate out from a central point.

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Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques


  • Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.45–6
  • Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.32
  • Anchor Embroidery, 100 Embroidery Stitches
  • Jennifer Campbell, Ann-Marie Bakewell, Guide to Embroidery Stitches (2004)
  • Sarah Whittle, The Needlecraft Stitch Directory (2012)