Today I want you to have a look at another of Madam Sadako Totsuka's books: Totsuka Embroidery Stitch Book 12.
This book is devoted to the Loop Stitch and the Rosetta Stitch and a lot of arrangements.
A stitch called Loop Stitch (also known as Detached Chain Stitch or Knotted Loop Stitch) can be found in other stitch dictionaries.
Today's stitch is a different one all together. To keep them apart, I will give it the nickname of Madam Totsuka's Loop Stitch. It is a version of the Chain Stitch.
To work it successfully you need plain weave fabric, a needle with a sharp tip and a thread that can be split:
Come out of the fabric and pierce the thread where it came out.
This is the basic Madam Totsuka's Loop Stitch.
will be to work
1) a line on the Aida sampler. Use a sharp tipped needle and fix the stitches securely as Aida is not really a suitable fabric to work on.
2) also work some free form embroidery on this scrap of batik.
I hope you will enjoy this 'new' stitch. Should you have seen it before and have a name for it, please let me know.