Learn to Embroider Part 3: Running Stitch video
Learn to Embroider Part 3: Running Stitch
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Surrounded by fabric and farmland, Linda Augsburg loves playing with patterns and prints, and she dreams of a day when she can finish a sewing project at the same moment that the bobbin empties. Most of Linda's adult life has been spent behind the editorial desk at various quilting and craft publications. While she learned to sew as a 4-H'er, she traded garment sewing for... Full bio »

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Let's start stitching! Now that you know the materials needed to embroider, and have seen how to hoop the fabric, let's start learning embroidery stitches! In this Part 3 of our Learn to Embroider series, you'll learn the basic running stitch and a variation called the whipped running stitch.

In this Learn, Make, Create! online video class brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, needlecraft expert Linda Augsburg demonstrates how to knot the thread and how to work the running stitch. The running stitch is used for outlining, adding decorative borders, in flower stems and in many other design elements.

In this online video class, you'll learn how to:
  • Work a basic running stitch with even stitches.
  • Work a variation called the whipped running stitch in 1 or 2 colors.
  • Embroider the running stitch on fabric.
  • Accent crochet with the embroidery running stitch using size 5 pearl cotton.
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