My TAST 2007 sampler. At the time I wanted to skip the stitch, because I didn’t know what to do with it. Then I just started and filled a square with running stitches in stranded floss. I remember I was very surprised by the result.
I made this ATC for the Stitch Explorer challenge pattern darning. The pattern is stitched in running stitches with DMC broder special on blue linen.
This was my own design for the Stitch Explorer challenge pattern darning.
I stitched it in running stitches with 2 threads of stranded DMC on Aida. There’s a bigger photo of this zebra at my Flickr-page.
I’ve used running stitches on some CQ too. Here I used it to attach the green lace with stranded floss on block 10 of my Crazy Monday quilt.
A detail of another seam on block 11 of my Crazy Monday quilt. From top to bottom I used running stitch, cross stitch with French knots and straight stitches, buttonhole stitch.
A seam on my Tilda ornament. I made 4 rows of running stitches with 2 threads of stranded DMC and laced it with a knitting yarn (half cotton, half acrylic). I added beads when the embroidery was finished.
This last sample is part of my PLOS border sampler. It’s a stepped threaded running stitch with perle 5 and Caron Rachelette.
I didn’t expect to find so many experiments with running stitches in my embroidery. I think I’m going to experiment with many different threads this week.