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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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Make small running stitches around the fabric edge.
Work running stitches until you reach the hole, and then jump across to work a few running stitches on the far side.
Overlapping edges were invariably joined by running stitches, often in contrasting coloured embroidery to become an integral part of the design.
The kingdom's soldiers, horses, and structural elements of the castle are carried in black broken lines, like running stitches and so forms appear incomplete and insubstantial.
It is then embroidered with running stitches, then embellishments are added.
To create this effect, nicknamed "stuffed work," a design is outlined in running stitches through two layers of fabric.
Visible mending, utility stitching, Japanese boro repair, and kantha stitching from India are all terms that refer to rows of densely placed, highly visible running stitches that can either repair or enhance the look of fabric.
In my example below I've stitched a straight line of running stitches from the left to the right of the block and another from the top to bottom.
With B, sew 4 evenly spaced lines of running stitches through top and bottom surfaces of truck bed to square up shape.
The filling, or batting, is wool fibers, and the stitching is done with silk running stitches at eleven to twelve stitches per inch (all fibers confirmed microscopically).
Bengali women made quilts from old saris folding them into layers and using itinerant running stitches with threads picked from the sari's borders.
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).

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