Feathered chain stitch is a beautiful variation of the feather stitch and the long tailed daisy stitch. It can be used as a border stitch or to embroider vines. Knowing how to work these two stitches especially the long tailed daisy stitch will be very helpful.
This stitch is worked between 4 parallel lines like shown below. The stitch is usually worked from the top to the bottom. If you look closely, you can see that long tailed daisy stitches are placed in a criss-cross pattern.
Bring the needle up. Go down in the same spot and come back up at an angle.
Loop the working thread below the needle like you would in chain stitch.
Anchor the tail to the fabric by going down. Come back up where you will be stitching the next chain.
First long tailed daisy stitch is ready. Now the thread is at the tip of the second daisy stitch.
Make a chain stitch as shown below.
Add a tail to this chain and come back up to make the third chain / daisy.
Repeat the above explained steps. The following pictures are self explanatory. So I am going to keep the explanation to a minimum.