Looped Running Stitch is a part of the running stitch family. You can experiment this with various colors to give it a rich look in the embroidery design.
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 Looped 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 Looped Running Stitch
1. Start by working a running stitch. Next, bring a contrast color floss at the edge of the running stitch. Take the needle through the second running stitch without piercing the fabric as shown above.
2. Make a loop and take it from below the first running stitch as shown in the picture above.
3. Repeat in the same manner.
4. You will notice that loops will form as you keep working on the running stitches.
Tips for working the Looped Running Stitch
- Drawing the line will help you to work this stitch easily.
- 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.
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- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
So until next time,
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