This variation of chain stitch gives a textured appearance. The stitch
can be used with a large variety of threads to give different textures.
Even ribbon can be used. The stitch can be worked with long spikes. It
is ideal for linear details. It curves easily. It can be worked like a
detached chain stitch to create floral motifs.
To work twisted chain, bring the needle up through the fabric and hold
the thread with the left thumb. Insert the needle to the left of its
emerging pointthat can be varied depending upon the width of the spike.
Take the needle through the fabric bringing the point of the needle out
a short space along the line to be stitched. Cross the thread over the
needle and wrap it under the needle point and pull the needle.