Parallel Running Stitch is a variation of the running stitch. Two running stitches are made parallel to each other and hence the name for the stitch is derived from it.
This stitch can be used in a variety of ways by using a contrast thread. I have demonstrated a laced version of the stitch above. You can make many variations of the same.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the parallel running stitch?
I have taken all the six strands of floss. You can start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. The lesser the strands, the finer the design will be, but generally, 6 strands will work for most of the designs.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the double running stitch.
1. Start by working a running stitch. You can check the tutorial for the running stitch for learning this.
2. In a similar fashion, complete the second row of running stitches too. Your parallel running stitch is ready.
3. Insert the needle at the starting point of the first row with a contrasting thread for the lace.
4. Push the needle down the first stitches in column 1.
5. Gently bring down the thread and push the needle through the column no.2
6. Work in a similar fashion and finally take down the needle at the finishing point and secure the knot.
Tips for working the parallel running stitch
- You can take bigger or shorter running stitches according to the need of your design.
- Beautiful laces can be made by experimenting with lacing the threads.
WHAT IS THIS Parallel Running STITCH USED FOR?
- Beautiful borders can be made along the edges of a dress.
- This stitch can also be used a filling any pattern.
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More stitches tutorials:
- Stem Stitch
- Chain Stitch
- Running Stitch
- French Knot
- Lazy Daisy
- Back Stitch
- Cable Chain Stitch
- Fly Stitch
- Bullion Knot
- Woven Trellis Stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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