Japanese Darning stitch

Japanese Darning Stitch

Japanese darning stitch is a variation of a Running stitch for filling. In this stitch, two parallel lines of running stitches are connected with diagonal stitches. 

Applications Of The Japanese Darning Stitch:

  • Traditionally it is used for darning in sashiko and boro embroidery. 
  • In modern embroidery, this stitch can fill extensive areas and create a beautiful geometrical pattern.
Japanese darning stitch

More Stitches From The Running Stitch Family

Video tutorial

 If you are a visual learner, watch a video lesson below or on the Practical Embroidery YouTube channel to learn this hand embroidery stitch faster.

What’s next?

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White sashiko stitches on purple fabric