By this, the first thread is firmly drawn as a chain stitch into the headband now beginning.
chain stitch is universal, and one of the most ancient of stitches.
The arabesque patterns between those formed of four ovals are worked in chain stitch with silk of two shades of brown.
Would you like to make the chain stitch and the featherstitch?
The petals of the lower flower are worked similarly, and the centre is carried out in chain stitch and French knots.
You will find your labor facilitated by sewing a piece of tape at the beginning and the end of the foundation-row of chain stitch.
The case is crossed by two rows of chain stitch in blue silk, and edged all round with button-hole stitch, also blue.
For the corn-flowers use blue silk, and work them in chain stitch.
A chain stitch will have been formed with the thread that was looped under the needle.
The chain stitch when perfectly done should look like the stitch made by a single-thread machine.