Eskimo stitch is part of the running stitch family. It is one of the ways to make an interesting combination for the running stitch to decorate your embroidery pattern.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Eskimo Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Eskimo Stitch
1. Start by laying a foundation of running stitches. Next, take a contrast color of floss and insert the needle from below the fabric at point A. Note, that point A will lie in between the running stitches.
2. Pass the needle from under the first running stitch and take it over at the next running stitch.
3. Takedown the needle from where you brought up at the beginning of the stitch.
Tips for working the Eskimo Stitch
- Knowing the running stitch will help to work this stitch easily.
- Use contrasting color floss for an enhanced finish.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used for many decorative embroidery stitches.
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- Maidenhair stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Fern Stitch
- Cast On Stitch
- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Closed Feather Stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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