I ❤ embroidery . . . Working the Feathered Chain Stitch From Cheryl Fall, former About.com Guide- The Feathered Chain Stitch is a decorative hand embroidery stitch that utilizes detached chain stitches arranged in a zig-zag pattern as if working the feather stitch, forming a hybridized stitch. This highly textured surface embroidery stitch is wider than a standard chain stitch, making it perfect for use in wide bands and rows.