Chain-stitch

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chain-stitch a peculiar kind of stitch resembling the links of a chain
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. chaine—L. catēna.

Usage

In literature:

Square crochet (the majority of our readers are aware) consists of d.c. chain stitches exclusively.
"The Ladies' Work-Book" by Unknown
Snip the edge of each leaf into very tiny points, and chain-stitch veins upon it with gold-colored floss.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
The background is all worked in with silver thread in chain-stitch.
"English Embroidered Bookbindings" by Cyril James Humphries Davenport
One of the simplest forms was chain stitch, in which one stitch was taken through the loop of the stitch just laid.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
Well, I am thankful that I took off the pattern in chain-stitch.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
Chain stitch is universal, and one of the most ancient of stitches.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
Then, after making a chain stitch, begin the same stitch over again, placing it in the second stitch of the lower row.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
Like Birch's it produces a chain stitch.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
The chain stitch, besides being ornamental, makes one of the best darning stitches, reproducing the stitch in knitting.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
The work is in chain stitch, and there are at least fifty different stitch patterns.
"Quilts" by Marie D. Webster
The effect is somewhat like a confused chain stitch.
"Handbook of Embroidery" by L. Higgin
The tiny sleeves she put through the machine, one after another, until she had twenty-four in a long chain, linked by a single stitch.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
Take up 14 stitches on the instep, behind the chain stitch (or coloured binding).
"The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book" by Miss Watts
The Half-Chain Stitch is very effective for stems of flowers, or wherever a fine outline stitch can be used.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin
Pad the scallops with common white darning-cotton, using the old fashioned chain-stitch.
"Guide to Hotel Housekeeping" by Mary E. Palmer
Chain stitch ought to be done rather loosely, as working on it afterwards contracts it, and is apt to give it a puckered appearance.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
And on to these open grounds, embroidery in darning and chain stitches can be wrought.
"Arts and Crafts Essays" by Various
Work down the side of the cuff plain, working 7 chain stitches for button holes.
"Knitting, Crochet, and Netting, with Twelve Illustrations" by Éléonore Riego de la Branchardière
By this, the first thread is firmly drawn as a chain stitch into the headband now beginning.
"Practical Bookbinding" by Paul Adam
Am I to crochet twelve or thirteen stitches of chain?
"The Lady of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
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In news:

The only stitch used is the crochet chain.
Options include double-thread chain stitch, presser foot lifter, shoulder belt, thread cone cover, tape binding attachment.
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