chain stitch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chain stitch a looped stitch resembling the links of a chain; used in embroidery and in sewing
    • n chain stitch the most basic of all crochet stitches made by pulling a loop of yarn through another loop
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chain stitch (Machine Sewing) A stitch in which the looping of the thread or threads forms a chain on the under side of the work; the loop stitch, as distinguished from the lock stitch. See Stitch.
    • Chain stitch An ornamental stitch like the links of a chain; -- used in crocheting, sewing, and embroidery.
    • Chain stitch See in the Vocabulary.
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Usage

In literature:

Long close: long stitches, without any chain-stitch between.
"The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850" by Unknown
Eight chain stitches, the last of which is plain crochet, and so on continued.
"Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851" by Various
For the leaves: Make a chain of 32 stitches, then work a row of 1 long stitch and 1 chain stitch with the silver twine.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
Chain 1, a bean-stitch in following space, chain 1, bean-stitch in bean-stitch; repeat around, join.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
Most frequently the design was of scroll-work, worked with a fine black silk back-stitching or chain-stitch.
"Chats on Old Lace and Needlework" by Emily Leigh Lowes
Thimonnier's device was a chain stitch sewing machine worked with a treadle.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
CHAIN-STITCH, showing in the figures of the little men what a draughtsman can express in a few stitches.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
For the corn-flowers use blue silk, and work them in chain stitch.
"Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880" by Various
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 Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
The onlaid material is, in general, sewn down with chain stitches, and cut out afterwards.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Barthelemy Thimonnier, French tailor, introduced a practical chain-stitch sewing-machine.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
Quilted and chain-stitched cotton prayer and bath rugs from Persia are referred to in the article on EMBROIDERY.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
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
This French machine was also on the chain-stitch principle, but it was forty years later than Saint's.
"The Romance of Industry and Invention"
By this, the first thread is firmly drawn as a chain stitch into the headband now beginning.
"Practical Bookbinding" by Paul Adam
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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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