I ❤ embroidery . . . Chain Stitch Video Tutorial~ The chain stitch is a versatile hand embroidery stitch that can be used to outline and to fill spaces. It is probably one of the most common embroidery stitches, and adapted to all different techniques, even lace making. The chain stitch works very easily around curves, in lines, or in large spaces for filling.
I ❤ embroidery . . . Open Chain Stitch Video Tutorial~ The open chain stitch works well on lines, curves, and circles. It creates a square-looking stitch if space is left between the individual stitches, but you can also close up the open space between the stitches, to create a more solid-looking line.
I ❤ embroidery . . . Embroidery Video Tutorial: Raised Chain Stitch Band. The raised chain stitch band is a composite hand embroidery stitch, made up of two steps: first, you create a line of foundation stitches, which are just parallel straight stitches, and then you work the chain stitch over that line of foundation stitches to create a textured line of embroidery.