simple running stitch... big impact...

Molly's Sketchbook: Running Stitch Scarf - The Purl Bee - Knitting Crochet Sewing Embroidery Crafts Patterns and Ideas!

Stitched garments: Experimenting with free motion embroidery...

fun art project for any age - experiment with free motion stitches, draw out a guide, and alternate thread choices

pink stitches by lydiafairy, via Flickr

lydiafairy pink stitches vintage pillow at antique show, the petals were all floppy, it was Lovely

Indigo shibori dye - Ori-nui shibori pattern. The fabric is folded along the lines and stitched through two layers, and the thread is pulled up really tight. It’s going to be a clutch purse soon. (Little m Blue)

Mine won't be indigo, but I like the subtle texture of the Ori-nui shibori pattern.

sashiko embroidery - what cheerful little faces! Definitely a pleasant way to start the day with these little mug rugs! I love the effect made by simple, imperfect stitchery.