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Embroidery Stitches – Lazy Daisy Stitch/Detached Chain Stitch

Lazy Daisy stitch, also known as detached chain stitch is a wonderful little looped stitch perfect for working small flowers.

It can be worked alone or in groups. When working this stitch, the trick is to apply a gentle amount of pressure otherwise the loop will close up.

It is also important to keep the couching stitch at the top of the loop consistent. Work a small stitch if you would like the loop to remain rounded, or work a larger stitch to give the loop a tip.

When working Lazy Daisy stitch you may find that the loop can appear twisted. This is caused from working against the direction of the thread. Watch my how to video below and I will demonstrate what I mean.

Have fun with this stitch, lazy daisy stitch is  a must to have in your embroidery stitch repertoire, it is also perfect for working leaves.



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This post was published on April 6th, 2010. Post topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos. Post tags: , .

5 Responses to “Embroidery Stitches – Lazy Daisy Stitch/Detached Chain Stitch”

  1. Helena West says:

    I’m learning how to stitch.I wanna try this design it’s very nice. lazy daisy is very simple one and I guess it’s easy to do it.
    .-= Helena West’s latest post: Plush Stitch =-.

  2. Deborah says:

    I haven’t done embroidery in years so it’s nice to get a refresher, thanks so much!
    .-= Deborah’s latest post: Current project =-.

  3. Meredith says:

    I love this tutorial! Thanks so much. It’s a very pretty stitch. My mom has done beautiful embroidery (in the past, when I was little!) and I’m just beginning to learn a bit now.

  4. Donna Anderson says:

    I have a question: Is there any way to “revive” old embroidery patterns so as to stamp them successfully? Some of the old ones are so beautiful….Would appreciate a response by email if possible….Thanks

  5. nishkah whyte says:

    wow what a designer

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