September 10, 2010

Lazy Daisy

Rainbow Lazy Daisy 003

Last week I wrote about 'Especially useful stitches to know' and Kelldandy commented that the Lazy Daisy Stitch should be added to the list. And she is totally right! The Lazy Daisy stitch is also known as the detached chain stitch. Another name for this stitch is the Tied Loop Stitch and that pretty much tells us how this easy-to-master stitch is done. But if you'd like a little more information check this video tutorial. Very often the Lazy Daisy Stitch is used for embroidering flowers. Lisa created this beautiful flowery piece using mainly Lazy Daisy stitches. However the Lazy Daisy Stitch is not just a 'flower' stitch, it's actually a very versatile stitch. I used it just a couple of days ago to stitch some mossy plants for example. It's also great as a fill stitch and wonderful in combination with other stitches like the French Knot. Hope this inspires you to explore the Daisy Stitch a bit more!

20 comments:

  1. Thank you for this! I sort of taught myself, but I don't believe that I am doing it correctly. Now to watch that video.

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  2. Wonderful! It's abracadabrant!
    And what about the importanze of french knot? Come to see for example haow it can be used for stitching little flovers in the flowers...
    http://ilblogdipepe.blogspot.com/2010/09/otto-infiorescenze-daneto-french-knot.html

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  3. Lovely picture. That's definitely a stitch I need to incorporate more often!

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  4. Wow, I'm really honored that you've used my little stitchy doodle as an example! Thank you!! I love the lazy daisy, it's among my favorite stitches too!
    Have a great weekend!
    Lisa

    http://lisasteatime.blogspot.com

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  5. I agree. The stitch really comes in handy and you can get super creative with it.

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  6. It is such a pretty stitch, I have yet to really use it but that flowery piece looks so good it's inspired me to try! I love your blog btw :)

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  7. I have never thought to use it as a fill stitch - I will have to try that one out!!

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  8. I haven't tried this stitch yet, but I will be in the near future. It looks so fun! I love to try new stitches.

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  9. Being a novice at embroidering I didn't even know about the daisy stitch but I'm glad you shared it with us. I'm excited to try this new stitch!

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  10. I love your blog!

    Have a nice time!
    Paula

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  11. Love all the colours you've used - so vibrant.

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  12. I so want to learn, I just learned the chain stitch so it's daisy time! You go Lisa, this piece is so beautiful!

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  13. I love the Lazy Daisy stitch..one of my favs.

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  14. The lazy daisy is my nemesis! I just cannot seem to grasp this one. In concept, yes - but when I attempt it, I get these wonky little pointy things.
    Must. practice. more.

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  15. I still sometimes make pointy awkward lazy diasies too! Some things I learned along the way: It's important to *not* twist the thread when you make the loop. You will end up with an 'ugly daisy' otherwise! ;)
    It's also important to not pull too tightly when you 'anchor' the loop to the fabric. Hope this helps!

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