TAST – Oyster, Palestrina and Running

Been busy with school holidays so have been slowly adding to this piece. Beds of oyster stitch are surrounded by lines of palestrina stitch with running stitch interlaced around the outside. Will keep adding to it to make it even more textural as we do different stitches.

Mixed stitches

I’ve also used running stitch in some Indian Embroidery. Here is running stitch interlaced. The running stitch is spaced to get a lacy pattern.


This is known as Kantha work in Indian Embroidery. Have also worked running stitch Japanese style (known as Kogin) and of course the old English pattern darning version. I love how verstile running stitch is and how easy it is to do.


One Response to “TAST – Oyster, Palestrina and Running”

  1. sharonb Says:

    I like the second sample – the border – I use it all the time on crazy quilting work but love to see what others do with it

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