This video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider a looped running stitch.
A looped running stitch is a hand embroidery stitch made in two steps. First, we embroider a simple running stitch and then add looped lacing it with another thread. For example, you can use the same color thread to make a single color ornament or two different colors to create intriguing patterns.
Some additional tips:
- Make all the running stitches the same length so the final ornament is symmetric and fluid.
- Use a blunt needle, like a tapestry needle (or a back of the needle), for whipping. Be careful not to snag the running stitch or the fabric under and not to hurt your fingers if you use the eye of a regular embroidery needle.
- If you use two colors for this stitch, keep in mind that a lacing thread for loops will be more visible than the base stitch thread. Also, you will need more floss of that color.
- You can make loops in two different directions. It is very convenient to use this stitch for border designs and make two mirrored lines of looped running stitches.
Watch a video tutorial below and learn how to embroider the looped running stitch.
More variations of the running stitch:
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