This video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider a whipped running stitch.
A whipped running stitch is a hand embroidery stitch made in two steps. First, we embroider a simple running stitch and then whip it with another thread. For example, you can use the same color thread to make a straight raised line or two contrasting colors to create a rope-like line.
Some additional tips:
- Try to make all the running stitches the same length so the final rope will be twisted equally.
- 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 want to use 2 colors for this stitch, keep in mind that a whipping thread will be more visible than the base stitch thread.
Watch a video tutorial below and learn how to embroider the whipped running stitch.
More variations of the running stitch:
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