A new filling technique with Chain stitch

Something new,something fresh today!!

The stitch is the same old chain stitch,but the usage is a little different .Earlier I'd used chainstitch filling in my Kashmiri work pattern .That's the regular technique of filling with chain.

I've named this new technique as "Honeycomb chain stitch" .As the name indicates, it creates a net like filling within an area. This stitch reminded me of honeycomb blanket stitch - hence the name :)

First,here are some pictures of my trials

The simple chain stitch interlaced with one another. What do you think?

This was my first attempt.This technique works well if you have a focal point.

I did not like the colors I had picked and was almost on the verge of discarding this half done.


Another pattern with the same technique.

I used both the filling styles on this one. The blue arrow points to honeycomb and the green arrow shows the regular one.Isn't there an obvious difference?
The black drawing is an attempt to show you how the lacing is done.The first line would be a row of simple chain stitches. The interlacing starts from the second line.Each chain passes through the one beside it.


Did you notice the shading on the bud?

So, what do you think? Have you seen this method somewhere before? Do you know what it is called? In case you know the actual name of this technique do let me know.

Chain stitch is the featured stitch of TAST this week. When it was run in 2007 I had stitched a sampler of complete chain stitch family . You can also make tiny little roses with chain stitch - the tutorial is here.

Do let me know if you're trying out this new method or the little roses,I would love to see your work.

Till next post,
Love,luck and sunshine,
Deepa




Comments

Miss 376 said…
Very effective as a filling stitch
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Loved this version Deepa...looks very nice as a filling stitch
I have never seen this done before Deepa - it's very pretty and works so well as a filler. Maybe you've invented something new!!
ARLENE said…
I love the honeycomb look and I'm going to try it out right now on a current project. Great tutorial, Deepa.
Annet said…
Never saw this before, I like it! Thanks for sharing.
viji said…
The filling stitch with chain is very nice Deepa.
viji
RajiSaj said…
another great innovation from dear Deepa,...i tried chain stitch as filling stitch earlier, but it was not that clear like yours...
This is excellent , ll try it soon..
i hav tried ur lil roses on my Sajs hankie..that was my valentines day present...:-), he loves it...
Sam&Gail said…
Wow! This is great! It gives the chain stitch fill almost a fish-net look. In all my armchair crafting (reading really cool books about crafting topics without actually doing most of it), I have not seen this. I like it a lot and it is very clever!
Gail
shirley said…
Your honeycomb chain stitch is wonderful You are such a clever stitcher. i have never seen this anywhere else. I think it could be original.
aracne said…
How nice, I love the result.
I will give it a try, it looks perfect for quickly covering empty areas.
isseelan said…
Nice filling stitch. I have also tried this interlacing before but it was a flop. Again I will give a try and show u. Thanks deepa.
Shami.
Rayeesa said…
Hi Deepaji great work it looks nice can you please post detail tutorial of this
Thanks
Widad said…
It is beautiful!
Marie said…
This is fabulous! Both the filling and honeycomb variations look beautiful. The honeycomb version reminds me of needle lace for stumpwork.

Your designs and colours are beautiful.

Thank you for sharing this, it's a great new technique :)
Romilly said…
Love the interlacing chain! I'm going to have to try it. I've never seen it done before, and this is lovely, Deepa!
Queenie Patch said…
This is a most beautiful way to work the chain stitch. Thanks for sharing.
Preethy said…
Loved this, deepa..It s a pretty nice filling stitch. Liked this more than the regular chain stitch fillings..Havent seen this before.

Got to try this for sure..

-Preethy
Annet said…
You've inspired me to try another variation. Of course I put a link to this post too.
nancie said…
very nice...i will definitely try to attempt this stitch...
really a great attempt and new one too... i love all the designs
neki desu said…
great way of creating a netting!!
Oma Rose said…
I love the "Deepa Chain Stitch". I am a bit late in completing my Tast Chain stitch for last week, so will have a go at Deepa Stitch! Congratulations, it is a lovely lacy way of filling shapes.
Very good idea ! I like the effect of this stitch, very lovely.
nancie said…
tried the same...have a look when u have time...
Purl Buttons said…
I just found your lovely site and I talked about it on Stitchin Fingers. I hope it was okay to show one of your photos since I provided your blog address. I would have asked first but I got all excited about your chain stitch rose from my researching yesterday.
onesmallstitch said…
you call them samples and I call them minature works of art. this chain stitch looks a little like needle weaving - I'm going to try it soon.
jenclair said…
Oh, these are just lovely! The chain makes a great filler!
Diane said…
Hi Deepa
Thanks for your message on my blog. I'm enjoying Anita's stitch-along. I also like what you are doing too. A year or so ago I filled in an area with chain stitch and to me it looked like knitting! It certainly looks like needlelace too.
Deepa, this is one I will have to try one day. Thank you for sharing.
LOVE* this...great fabric, great finish. I love everything about this.