Chain Filling Stitch


Uses:  Hair, Foliage, Animals, Birds, Clothes, Mountains, Fields

To create Chain Filling, bring the needle up to the top at point 1.   This starts the first row.  Hold the thread down with your left hand, and bring the needle down at 1 again.  Then, bring the needle up at 2 and pull through.  Repeat this until you finish the row.  The last stitch is a small anchor that holds the last loop.


You can now turn the canvas around and repeat traveling in the opposite direction.  Or, if you wish, start and end in the same direction as the first row.


On the right you will see Chain Filling worked in one direction (green) and in two directions (blue).