Laced Running Stitch is a part of the running stitch family. This stitch can be worked in many different colors and combinations. It makes for beautiful patterns.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Laced Running Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Laced Running Stitch
1. Start by making a running stitch as the base. Once the running stitch is worked, take a contrasting color floss. Bring it up from the start of the running stitch. Pull the thread up. Insert the needle below the first running stitch without piercing the fabric as shown in the picture above. Pull the thread gently.
2. Once the thread is down, insert it from the below on the second stitch. Pull the thread gently.
3. Keep working in a similar fashion to form a wavy pattern with the thread.
Tips for working the Laced Running Stitch
- You will have to know the running stitch to work this.
- Do not pull the thread too tightly.
- This is a surface embroidery stitch, meaning, it is worked on the surface of the fabric instead of taking it down.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used as a border.
- It looks great on a motif.
- Mix and match different color combinations for a spectacular embroidery.
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Check out the video tutorial below
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