March 5, 2012

TAST: Week 10-March 5-Running Stitch

The TAST Stitch for the Week of March 5 is the Running Stitch.
For more information and examples, check here on Sharon B's blog.

Photo Courtesy of Pin Tangle

10 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Another easy week but don't be fooled by the running stitch. As those who worked through all the lessons I gave on Stitch 12, there are alot of interesting things you can stitch with the running stitch.

If you have not tried lacing or interlacing your running stitches, that is worth exploring. I had not tried that prior to my Stitch 12 lessons and now I am hooked.

Have fun this week!

jenclair said...

My favorite stitch!

Debra Spincic said...

I immediately thought of you! Are you going to try something wild and crazy?

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

How does this make it different from the Satin Stitch? The difficulty is in all the possibilities.

Debra Spincic said...

The running stitch is the very basic in and out stitch--moving forward in a linear way; also called basting or quilting stitch. The satin stitch is back and forth. It's probably splitting hairs, technically, but they do seem different to me. (And, I'm going to lay money on the table that satin stitch is a TAST stitch at some point--along with short and long stitch-which seems more like satin than running to me.)

cq4fun said...

This could be the week I use the waste canvas! Finally. =)

Debra Spincic said...

On the running stitch? really?

OH, maybe you want to do something like the photo?

Peacock said...

Satin stitch also requires that the stitches be worked close together to create a satiny surface. Running stitch doesn't need a neighbor.

Peacock said...

For running-stitch eye candy, google search "sashiko running stitch", "huck embroidery running stitch", and "kantha embroidery". Yum!

desertskyquilts said...

I liked her multi-colored thread that zigzagged downward in parallel lines. I thought I'd play around with that idea and see if I came up with anything that's fun.