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running stitch

n.
One of a series of small, even stitches.

running stitch

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a simple form of hand stitching, consisting of small stitches that look the same on both sides of the fabric, usually used for gathering. Sometimes called: gathering stitch

run′ning stitch`


n.
a sewing stitch made by passing the needle in and out repeatedly with short, even stitches.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.running stitch - small, even, hand stitches run in and outrunning stitch - small, even, hand stitches run in and out
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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Called by various names (5) and expressed in all kind of shapes, be it leaves or fruits or flowers on the Life Trees, this swirling effect is obtained by the arrangement of innumerable minute running stitches in a slightly slanted position, conveying an incredible dynamism, the sense of an endlessly flowing, whirling, self-replenishing creative energy (figure 1).
Additional running stitches were added to secure the seams to the tulle.
Once the entire area has been filled up, make another six or seven running stitches (simple up-and-down stitches) in the sock outside the darning area.
2 With needle and quilting thread, gather top and bottom edges on the 14-inch strips or top and bottom edges on the 18-inch strips with running stitches.