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Whipped chain stitch

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This stitch is formed of a line of chain stitch with a thread whipped around it.  The whipped thread can be the same as the chain stitch thread, or a contrasting one.

Whipped chain stitch is generously sponsored by Sarah Brown

Method

Whipped chain stitch can be worked on both straight and curved lines. For whipping, use a tapestry needle to avoid piercing the fabric or thread.

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Work from top to bottom, make a line of chain stitch first.

2

At the end of the chain stitch, make a small straight stitch to anchor the last chain.

3

Introduce a new thread at the top end of the chain stitch. You could use a contrasting colour for a striking effect.

4

Whip the new thread by passing the needle under each chain stitch. Make sure not to pierce the fabric.

5

At the end of the chain stitch, simply take down the needle and secure the thread with a finishing stitch.

Whipped chain stitch

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