Running stitch is fantastic to learn as a beginner because it is easy but there is so much variety you could stick with it for a long time before getting bored.
The basic idea is to make stitches with a space in between each one. Try to keep your stitches and spaces even in length for the most polished look.
Running stitch is fun to break the rules with though. You can change stitch length, add in colors, intersect lines . . .
I’ve pictured a little mini sampler here to show running stitch but also a stitch called straight stitch. Straight stitch is basically stitching a straight line wherever and in whatever direction you want. Keep it to within a half inch to prevent snagging and you’re good to go. The mint colored spiky stitches on the top row are straight stitch.
I’ve just given you two of the most versatile and easy stitches in embroidery so pick up a needle and thread and go play today!
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