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Running stitch – how to make it gorgeous

Running stitch can be rather boring, so it is necessary to help this stitch a little.

Running sttich with entwined with metalic thread to create spiral ornament
Running sttich and metalic thread

We can do this by stitching with shiny threads, metalic threads, making running stitch closer together and change thread to get an interesting visual effects.

Like this with phosphorescent thread.

Or even better, to entwine the running stitch with some other thread or combine the thread with beads.

Another option is making Croatian stitch.

Croatian stitch is looking best if it is made in contrasting threads or with beads.

But how to do that?

Well, let's see.

Here we have running stitch with added spiral.

If you want, you can make a more formal geometric pattern.

How to do a simple Croatian stitch?

And for the end Croatian stitch with beads.

You can add beads on the beginning, the middle and on the curvature, but you can leave any of it out.

Did you try to make it?

How did it go? Write in the comments.

The post was first published in 2020.

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