Long Tailed Daisy Stitch

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Long tailed daisy stitch is a chain stitch variation. It is nothing but a lazy daisy with a long tail. It is used to embroider floral buds and small leaves in floral sprays.

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Knowing how to stitch the chain stitch will help but it is not mandatory.

Bring the needle up. Go back down in the same spot and come back up a little further away just like you would do in a chain stitch. The working thread is looped around the needle as shown below.

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

So here is the difference between regular chain / lazy daisy and long tailed lazy daisy. Usually we anchor the chain to the fabric by going down very close to the tip of the chain like shown below.

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Instead of going down there, we add a tail to the chain and go down a little further away.

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Completed look.

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

This stitch is very easy and versatile and can be adapted to embroider a lot of things. Place them in a semi circle

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

This can be used to embroider peacock feathers.

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Stitch them around a circle to make a pretty flower.

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Long tailed daisy stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

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