Hi! I'm Kait—Chattanooga's Stitch Bitch—slingin' wearable art through the skill of chainstitch embroidery.
Chainstitching is the perfect blend of my design and illustration skills and my physical need to tinker and keep my hands busy while also being the perfect outlet to experiment with different styles and designs.
Chainstitch artists are keeping a lost art alive, so I'm glad you're along for the ride!
So What The Hell Is Chain Stitch?
Historically, chain stitch embroidery was used for work-wear and western wear...think name patches on work jumpsuits, letterman jackets, & cowboys. The machines that chainstitch are unique from other sewing machines in that they are hand-steered using a handle underneath the table which allows for free-flowing lines & lettering.
Today, there are very few original machines still in existence and only a few manufacturers who make the machines. Artists like myself are truly keeping the art alive as there is very little education and information left. I work on a Consew 104-1T in my little studio and incorporate my long time love of hand lettering and illustration into my obsession with vintage & working with my hands.
Thanks for supporting my work!