running stitch

Running stitch is very easy to do and it can be used for straight and curved lines, for outlines, as a quilting stitch, as a gathering stitch for smocking, and as a foundation for other stitches. This is one of  the few embroidery stitches where several stitches may be made at once, by running the needle in and out of the fabric.

Work lines from right to left: bring needle up, then down and up again to begin next repeat.

Stitches may be the same length as the spaces between them (i.e., the same length on each side of the fabric), or longer than the spaces between them (i.e, shorter on the back of the fabric), but all of the stitches on  the right side of the work should be the same lenght.

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