This stitch incorporates the darning stitch and the holbein stitch. This stitch a kind of lovely geometric pattern that can be used as a patterned filling over large areas.
|Fig 1: First make rows of running stitch in a brick like manner, as you would in darning stitch. Try to keep the stitches longer and the spaces shorter for a better effect.||Fig 2: On the return journey of the stitch, join the running stitches on the upper and lower adjacent rows. These straight stitches that will join the running stitches would be slightly angled, as shown.|
|Fig 3: The finished pattern would look like this.|
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