Whipped running stitch
- Cordonnet stitch
Whipped running stitch is an embellishment to a normal running stitch. By entwining or ‘whipping’ another length of thread through the original base of running stitch, you can produce some interesting effects, particularly when combining different colour and texture threads.
For more background see the entry for running stitch.
Using a tapestry needle, take the needle under each surface stitch. Remember to approach each loop from the same direction.
Structure of stitch
Identifying Whipped running stitch
An outline stitch
The whipping thread will always enter under the base running stitch from the same side and whip each stitch in sequence.
Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.67
Jennifer Campbell, Ann-Marie Bakewell, Guide to Embroidery Stitches (2004) , p.122