EMS Cross Stitch Design

Stitch Diagrams

You have heard the names of a wide variety of embroidery stitches used in cross-stitch. Here you can learn from a description and a graphical display how to achieve these stitches.


Running Stitch


Running Stitch

This stitch, being the simplest of all, is also the first to be taught to children. It is made by passing the needle trhough the material from two or four threads ahead of the stitch just made, and bringing it out again the same numbers of threads farther on. When the nature of the material permits, several consecutive stitches are taken up on the needle at once, before the thread is pulled through. The running stitch is used for plain seams, for gathers, for basting and for making up light materials.

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