Geometric chain stitch

So – another post on acquisitions from Thailand. Is this Hmong or Indian or something else? I don’t know! This design is very geometric and based on spirals, like the Hmong cross-stitch designs I showed earlier. However, instead of cross-stitch, the design is in  extremely fine chain stitch (see the closeup) like the Indian embroideries. It’s a simple pattern, but the colors are very bright. I like the starbursts.

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14 Responses to Geometric chain stitch

  1. Larraine Leonard says:

    Just like to let you know that I am enjoying your posts. Very interesting pieces and such variety. Please keep them coming. Larraine Leonard aka

  2. Very beautiful!! You’re lucky to possess so many lovely pieces 🙂 Keep ’em coming!!!

  3. Linda says:

    I’d love to get a pattern of this – any ideas where? Beautiful pieces

  4. mehek says:

    just awesome collection u have,love all ur posts.

  5. This design looks very Hmong – and they do all kinds of embroidery so chain stitch is not out of the question.

    I do so enjoy your blog posts – and am a subscriber. Thanks so much for all your sharing!

    🙂 Linda

  6. Joan van Velsor says:

    this is really lovely. I would be interested in what scale it is. Could you post a photo with something in it for reference? I’m thinking I would like to try this chain stitch with one strand of embroidery floss, silk…and am wondering how it would compare.

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  8. sue says:

    I need to learn how to very fine chain stitch. can some one teach me. please

  9. Hannah says:

    Hi there! I’m going to recommend you ask Mary Corbet, at Needle ‘n’ Thread, because she does a lot of tutorials and teaching and is amazingly helpful. She knows way more than I do about how to get techniques working properly. Her tutorial on chain stitch is at

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