In my last post on embroidery I shared one of therunning stitch samples I had done for my on line course. Today, I would like to share more examples of what can be done with the simple running stitch.
This sample uses Swedish Weaving. It is a type of pattern darning. Here the running stitch is used to create patterns on Monk Cloth. Two strands of pearl cotton in three colors were used to create a geometric design.
This is another sample of pattern darning, this time on a plastic place mat. Plastic packing string, Mylar ribbon and plastic VHS tape were used as thread. The use of plastic materials adds a fun quality to the piece.
Running stitch can also be used to in a more random way. In this sample, I scattered bits of printed paper between two dryer sheets and then over stitched with colored threads using running stitch.
This sample is another example of a random application of running stitch. I used plastic mesh bags in two colors which were layered over black fabric. The bags were secured to the fabric using double running stitch. The surface was further embellished with running stitch through the mesh layers only.
This last sample is an example of how running stitch can be used to create texture as well as pattern. Here a piece of printed cloth was stitched with continuous lines of running stitch. By pulling the thread the fabric is gathered and the texture created.
Have a fun day!