Rope Stitch

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Rope stitch is an outline / border stitch that looks like a twisted rope. It can be used to add texture to surface embroidery. I fell in love with this stitch the minute I set my eyes on it.

This stitch is a variation of the chain stitch so knowing how to stitch the  twisted chain stitch   will be helpful.

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Bring the needle up at 1. Usually, to stitch a chain stitch, we will go back down at 1 and come back at 3. But since we are doing a twisted chain stitch, go down at 2 and come back up at 3.

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Wrap the working thread above and then below the needle. A twisted chain stitch is made.

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Place the next chain slightly to the side of the previous chain like shown below.

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Repeat the steps.

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

This stitch can be worked as a straight line or as curves.

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

I think it looks lovely in curves.

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

I like the height this stitch has. You can use it in 3D embroidery patterns.

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

rope stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

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