January 12, 2010 HomeStitches - How toStraight (Running) Stitch Embroidery How -To Straight (Running) Stitch Embroidery How -To By cherie Stitches - How to 3 Comments One of the first stitches to learn in sewing or embroidery. In sewing, where the stitches are long it’s known as “basting.” Nothing to do with turkeys. Tags:embroidery, how to, running stitch, straight stitch Related Posts French Knot Embroidery Stitch How-To Slanting Stitch and the Star Crochet Stitch Double and Treble Crochet Stitch How To 3 Comments cherie I use my old vintage needles and have no idea what size they are because they are packaged in assortments. This size range should cover various fabrics and threads using the finest needle that slips through fabric without bending the needle. http://www.joann.com/embroidery-hand-needles-size-1-5-12-pkg/4301685.html I also use embroidery needles for most hand sewing because they are sharps and the larger eyes are easier to thread. January 26, 2016 linda WONDERFUL INFO AND SO PRETTY WHAT SIZE NEEDLE? January 23, 2016 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.