Japanese darning stitch belongs to the family of running stitches. In this stitch, two parallel lines of running stitches are connected with diagonal stitches. Traditionally it is used for darning in sashiko and boro embroidery. In modern embroidery, a Japanese darning stitch can be used to fill big areas and creates a beautiful geometrical pattern. You can make this stitch in one color or add colors to your embroidery choosing different color threads for horizontal and vertical stitches.
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Read more about the Filling stitches for hand embroidery in my article “Hand embroidery Filling stitches- part 1”
Watch a video tutorial below and learn how to make Japanese darning stitch!