Sunday 23 June 2024

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 292: Semi Diamond Chain Stitch

Watching embroidery tutorials on YouTube is addictive. Many interesting and beautiful stitches and stitch combinations are being introduced there. Unfortunately, many of them have no names.

Such is the case with today's stitch, which I have named Semi Diamond Chain Stitch as it is made up of two Lazy Daisy stitches joined to a V-shaped stitch, thereby forming a diamond of two kinds of stitches. Should you know of an official name, please let me know in the comments below.

Here is the YouTube video by Sun Embroidery. Semi Diamond Chain Stitch is the first of the many border stitches, it can be seen on the far left in the picture below.


Here is my photo tutorial:


Make a diagonal Lazy Daisy Stitch.


Anchor it.


Make one more, from the same starting point but leaning in the other direction.


Instead of anchoring, make an upside-down Fly Stitch.


Instead of extending a 'leg' on the Fly Stitch, start all over again to make another Semi Diamond Chain Stitch.




You can anchor the stitch, either at this point, or...

make two more Lazy Daisy stitches and anchor each at the top.


Homework:

Add Semi Diamond Chain Stitch to the Aida and the Mottled Wool Samplers and the Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart. However, this reference chart is now full so a new one must be prepared.




8 comments:

Pamela said...

I like this stitch! There are many interesting things on YouTube.

Sarah Aldrich said...

That is a cool stitch. It would be great for crazy quilt seams. I’ll need to try it!

carorose said...

Thanks for the link. I like this stitch, now I have to work out where I can use it!

Angela said...

I am glad you like watching them on Youtube! I prefer your step by step instructions. They are so well done!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

It is such a pretty stitch. Thank you for the tutorial. I'm always in awe of your stitches - you are up to lesson 292 (!)... whereas know and use about three stitches, ha ha. Someday, maybe...

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm amazed you are still finding new stitches to do.Finding names that describe them makes it a double challenge.

Rachel said...

That's a new one to me - it makes a rather sweet border stitch all by itself!

Janie said...

Semi Diamond is a new stitch to me, I like it. Good tutorial too.