Sunday, 28 May 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 23: Whipped Running Stitch

Welcome to Sunday Stitch School's lesson of the week. Today we are playing it safe with a stitch that many learned already in nursery school, Whipped Running Stitch.

It can be found in almost any basic Stitch guide. In several books it is also known as Cordonnet Stitch. Do you remember that name from Lesson 19: Satin Stitch Outline?!

In Swedish it goes under the names of Snodda Förstygn or Förstyng med Kastsöm.
In French it is called Point avant Surjeté.

Obviously you start with a line of Running Stitches, then whip them with a thread of contrasting colour or texture:


Easier than easy!

On my Aida sampler I used a dull purple and pistachio green perle 8.

Homework:
On this plain wool fabric, doodle lines of Running Stitches.
Whip them using a collection of fancy threads (from Oliver Twist's orange set) and chenille (from  Art Fiber Endo of Kyoto).



14 comments:

  1. I like this stitch! Yours looks so nice and even.

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    1. Thank you, but you know, ANY stitch looks even on Aida!

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  2. Love the colour palette of the threads you're going to use for this nice stitch. I'm sure you will enjoy this after a few tricky stitches!

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    1. It is a relief to play with this easy stitch rather than struggle with a tricky one!

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  3. Happy days - this was one of the very first stitches I ever did!

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    1. I remember it too from childhood - seeing the threads entwine into stripy lines was like magic!

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  4. Well, that looks a bit easier than some and might have possibilities.

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    1. Super easy! Fast work, enjoyable work, and yes, many possibilities.

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  5. What a fun way to dress up the running stitch! Lovely!

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    1. Wed this stitch with a fancy thread and you have the perfect marriage!

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  6. Great stitch, unpretentious but can be made up to become very sophisticated.
    I too like the chenille and orange fancy threads, what possibilities!

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    1. As it is so easy, you can really enjoy playing with threads.

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  7. I have always liked this stitch and I find that kids love it as well.

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    1. It's a very child friendly stitch.

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